Chennai / Cartosat-3 launching on November 25 with 13 US satellites, will be used for Military Security

Zoom News : Nov 19, 2019, 10:00 AM
Chennai: ISRO is now ready for a new mission after launching 'Chandrayaan-2'. There is a plan to launch advanced remote sensing satellite 'Cartosat-3' from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on November 25 at 9.28 AM. Space agency sources said that ISRO's launching vehicle PSLV-C47 will send 'Cartosat-3' into orbit 509 km away in space. With this, 13 small commercial satellites of America will also be sent. According to the information, it will be used for weather information and military security.

Cartosat-3 weighs around 1500 kg. It is the first of the third generation Advanced High Resolution Earth Imaging Satellites. It will be set at 97.5 degrees inclination in Earth's orbit. Chandrayaan-2 was launched on 22 July. However, on 7 September it failed to make a soft landing on the lunar surface. ISRO's previous regular working satellite was RISAT-2B, which launched on 22 May. 

Cartosat-3 satellite is a third-generation agile advanced satellite having high-resolution imaging capability. The satellite will be placed in an orbit of 509 km at an inclination of 97.5 degrees.

According to ISRO, the 13 nanosatellites from US is a part of the commercial arrangement with New Space India Ltd (NSIL), the new company that was set up recently under the Department of Space.