Bengaluru, November 19
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) would launch its earth imaging and mapping satellite Cartosat-3, along with 13 commercial nano satellites from the US, on November 25, the space agency said.
The satellites would be launched by India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C47 into Sun Synchronous Orbit from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
The launch is tentatively scheduled at 09.28 hrs IST on November 25 subject to weather conditions, ISRO said.
The Cartosat-3 is a “third-generation agile advanced satellite” having high-resolution imaging capability, it said, adding that the satellite would be placed in an orbit of 509 km at an inclination of 97.5 degree.
PSLV-C47 is the 21st flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration (with 6 solid strap-on motors).
PSLV-C47 would also carry 13 commercial nano satellites from the United States of America as part of commercial arrangement with New Space India Limited (NSIL), Department of Space.
ISRO has said that this would be the 74th launch vehicle mission from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota. PTI
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