The PSLV-C47 rocket, which carried India’s Cartoosat-3 satellite and the 13 smaller satellites of the United States, was successfully positioned in its orbit.
The PSLV-C47 rocket was successfully launched from the second launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh at 9.28 am today. The third-generation sophisticated CartoSat-3 satellite, weighing in at 1,625 kg, was stationed in its orbit at a distance of 509 km from Earth. About 17 minutes and 38 seconds after lift-off, Cartosat-3 was injected into an orbit of 509 km at an inclination of 97.5 degrees to the equator. The ISRO scientists greeted each other with greetings.
This was followed by the successful disassembly of the 14 satellites in the rocket. This CardoSat-3 satellite is capable of imaging the Earth by penetrating the clouds in the sky and sending it to the Earth at night. Speaking to reporters later, ISRO President Shiva said that by March next year, six satellites will launch seven satellites.
Cartosat-3 satellite is a third-generation agile advanced satellite having high-resolution imaging capability.
13 Commercial Nanosatellites from USA were also successfully injected into designated orbit. These satellites were launched under commercial arrangement with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
With a life span of 5 years, this satellite is capable of capturing and sending photos. It will be used for tasks including large-scale city use planning and use of coastal land. PM Narendra Modi hails ISRO scientists; says India proud of them