Cartosat 3 launch Highlights: ISRO’s CARTOSAT 3 satellite was successfully launched from India’s spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday. CARTOSAT-3 is ISRO’s third-generation satellite having high-resolution imaging capability. The satellite was launched at 0928 hrs IST on PSLV-C47 rocket along 13 other commercial nanosatellites from the US into Sun Synchronous orbit from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota. Through the launch, CARTOSAT-3 satellite will be placed in a 509-km far away orbit at an inclination of 97.5 degree. With 6 solid strap-on motors, PSLV-C47 is the 21st flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration. This mission is ISRO’s 74th launch mission that will take place from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
The CARTOSAT-3 satellite was launched in order to address the increase in user’s demands for large scale urban planning, use of coastal lands, rural resource and infrastructure development and land cover. The launch, scheduled for November 27, will be ISRO’s first mission following the launch of Chandrayaan-2 on July 22.