Monday, 26 June 2017

ISRO Successfully Launches Cartosat-2

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched the sixth Cartosat-2 series satellite from Sriharikota. The space agency launched Cartosat-2 series satellite carried by India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C38) on Friday (23rd June, 2017) at 9:20 am.

About Cartosat-2:

  • Cartosat-2 is an Earth observation satellite in a sun-synchronous orbit and the second of the Cartosat series of satellites. 
  • The satellite was built, launched and maintained by the Indian Space Research Organisation.
  •  This satellite is sixth in the catosat-2 series, named Cartosat- 2E.
  • It weighs about 714 kg. 
  • Cartosat-2E is specially built with panchromatic (PAN) camera to take black and white pictures of the earth in the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum. 
  • The images taken from the satellite will be useful for rural and urban spot applications, to identify coastal land use and regulations.
  • The pictures taken will also help monitor the road network and water distribution, the creation of land use maps, change detection to bring out geographical and manmade features and various other Land Information System (LIS) and Geographical Information System (GIS) applications.

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