Zoom News : Nov 27, 2019, 10:08 AM
Sriharikota: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday launched Kartosat-3, the Sriharikota Advanced Remote Sensing Satellite in Andhra Pradesh. This is ISRO's fifth mission of the year. 13 small American commercial satellites have also been sent along with Cartosat. This launch was done with PSLV-C47 rocket. Cartosat will be used to gather weather and military information.Cartosat-3 weighs around 1500 kg. It is the first of the third generation Advanced High Resolution Earth Imaging Satellites. Chandrayaan-2 was launched on 22 July. Its orbiter successfully orbited the moon, but on 7 September the lander Vikram Soft failed to make a landing.ISRO took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce the 16-hour countdown to the launch of the satellites and said, "PSLV-C47 standing tall at the launch pad in Sriharikota. Less than 16 hours for launch. Stay tuned ..."