ISRO launches PSLV-XL carrying Cartosat-3 and 13 nanosatellites from Sriharikota

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27th November, 2019 10:55:12 printer

ISRO launches PSLV-XL carrying Cartosat-3 and 13 nanosatellites from Sriharikota

 

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-XL (PSLV-XL) rocket carrying advanced earth observation satellite Cartosat-3 and 13 US nanosatellites lifted off from the second launch pad of the rocket port from Sriharikota on Wednesday, reports Hindustan Times.

At about 9.28 am the 44.4 metre tall, weighing 320 ton PSLV-C47 rocket blasted off from the second launch pad at the country’s rocket port here. The launch was normal despite a clouded sky.

According to ISRO, the 1,625 kg Cartosat-3 is an advanced agile satellite to obtain panchromatic and multispectral imagery with an operational life of five years.

The payload has the capability of take sharp pictures with a ground resolution of 0.25 metre in Panchromatic and 1 metre ground resolution or ground sample distance (GSD) in 4 Band Multispectral modes with a swath of 16 km, said ISRO.

 

 


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