India’s earth observation satellite Cartosat-3 to be launched tomorrow

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India’s latest earth observation satellite, Cartosat-3 will be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota at 09:28 AM tomorrow, using the workhorse rocket PSLV-C47.

The national space agency ISRO says the satellite will be launched along with 13 customer payloads from the US. The 26-hour countdown for the launch mission began at 07:28 this morning.

This is the first mission by the ISRO after the Chandrayaan-2 mission. Its operational life would be for five years.

It has a very high-resolution camera that will be helpful in meeting the increased user demands for urban planning, infrastructure development, coastal land use and land cover. (INDIA ONLINE)

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