ISRO Fires PSLV-C47 Carrying Cartosat-3 To Space

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ISRO Fires PSLV-C47 Carrying Cartosat-3 To Space
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday launched a surveillance satellite for the security of India’s borders from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

Along with the satellite named Cartosat-3, 13 nanosatellites were also successfully launched. ISRO today launched 14 satellites in 27 minutes starting at 9.28 a.m. from the Sriharikota launch pad in Andhra Pradesh.

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The most important among these satellites is the Cartosat-3, which will function as a military surveillance satellite. Indian borders will be kept under surveillance through this satellite. Cartosat-3 will have a mission life of five years.

The PSLV-C47 rocket took off with Cartosat-3, a third-generation Earth-imaging satellite and 13 commercial nanosatellites from America.

The Cartosat-3 camera is said to be so powerful that it can take pictures of objects at a height of less than 1 foot from the ground. Through this camera, very minute objects will also be seen clearly. The Cartosat-3 satellite will be placed in an orbit of 509 km, at an inclination of 97.5 degrees.

People in large numbers reached the Satish Dhawan Space Centre to watch the successful launches by ISRO.

After India’s moon mission Chandrayaan-2 in July, this is the first satellite that ISRO has launched. After Cartosat-3, ISRO will launch two more surveillance satellites in December -- Risat-2BR1 and Risat-2BR2.

They will be launched with the help of PSLV-C48 and PSLV-C49 from Sriharikota in December.

These satellites are being considered very important for border security and they will serve as India’s eyes in the sky. 

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