• Isro started CARTOSAT–3 mandate from Sriharikota
  • The PSLV-C47 took the CARTOSAT–3 satellite along with the other commercial nano-satellites for the US
  • CARTOSAT-3 is a 3rd-generation agile satellite by high-resolution imaging skills

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Wed launched first earth imaging and mapping satellite CARTOSAT-3 along with 13 other business nano-satellites for the US on Wed.

Also Read: India ISRO to launch Chandrayaan-3 moon mission by Nov-2020

CARTOSAT–3, which is the 9th in the series, was launched from the 2nd launch room at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota at the listed time of 9.28 am. It is worth considering that this was the 74th launch vehicle charge from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota.

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C47 took the CARTOSAT–3 satellite on with the other commercial nano-satellites for the US.


CARTOSAT-3 is a 3rd generation rapid spacecraft with high-resolution imaging skills.

The satellite will replace the IRS series, according to Isro. The CARTOSAT-3 has a panchromatic resolution of 0.25 metres, which helps it conduct satellite imaging with the highest recommendation. The space research organisation announced this mission is a massive leap from the first payloads in the CARTOSAT series.

The CARTOSAT–3, with an overall mass of over 1,600 kilograms, will address the enhanced user demand for large-scale urban planning, rural resource and infrastructure development, coastal land use and land cover.

The mission life of CARTOSAT-3 would be for 5- years said the space research organisation.

The launch of CARTOSAT-3 and 13 other commercial nano-satellites follows Isro’s moon mission Chandrayaan-2 on July 22, which failed to manage a soft landing on the moon, and would have been the country’s first had it been successful.


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