13 nano-satellite PSLV C47s from the US along with Earth monitoring and map satellite Cartosat-3 were launched in various orbits in space. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched Cartosat-3 on Wednesday at 9:28 am. At the time of launch, Sriharikota was present in the Mission Control Complex along with the engineers of the ISRO chief’s Sivan mission and senior ISRO scientists. Cartosat-3 is also being called the eye of India, because with its help, mapping of various land parts of the country will be done on a large scale. This will also help in planning of cities and managing the resources of rural areas. This is the ninth satellite of the Cartosat series, launched from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota, 120 km from Chennai.PSLV will launch Cartosat-3 in the 509 km Polar Sun-Synchronous Orbit and American satellites 27 minutes after launch.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched Cartosat-3 on Wednesday at 9:28 am.
ISRO had reported on Tuesday that a 26-hour countdown was launched at 7:30 am in Sriharikota on Tuesday morning for the launch of the PSLV-C47 campaign. This is the 49th flight of PSLV-C47, which will go into space with Cartosat-3 carrying 13 small commercial satellites with US commercial purpose. Cartosat-3 is the third generation highly agile and advanced satellite with high resolution photo taking capability. Its weight is 1,625 kg. It will meet the growing demand of consumers for planning of cities, development of rural resources and infrastructure, use of coastal land and land. ISRO said that PSLV-C47 is the 21st flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration. Under the commercial arrangements of New Space India Limited, Department of Space, this satellite has also launched 13 nano commercial satellites of the US. ISRO said that this will be the 74th launch vehicle mission from the Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota. Cartosat-3 will have a lifespan of five years. Cartosat-3 and 13 other nano satellites are being launched after the launch of Chandrayaan-2 on July 22.