kautilya academy 27-11-2019
Cartosat 3 features
1. Cartosat 3 is an earth observation satellite with a mass of 1,625 kg.
2. It is an advanced satellite, built and developed by ISRO, to replace the IRS series.
3. The satellite has a panchromatic resolution of 0.25m, making it the highest resolution imaging satellite.
4. The satellite uses 1.2 m optics with 60 percent of weight removal in comparison to Cartosat-2.
5. The other features of the satellite include use of adaptive optics, acousto optical devices and in-orbit focusing using MEMs.
6. The satellite also has large area-light weight mirrors and advanced sense with a high-quality resolution.
Cartosat 3 uses
The advanced earth observation and imaging satellite will be used for weather mapping, cartography or army defence and other strategic applications.