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ISRO successfully launches CARTOSAT-3 and 13 other nano-satellites for the US

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New Delhi: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday morning at 9:28 am has successfully launch Cartosat-3 on board PSLV-C47. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched  the heavy-lift rocket PSLV-C47 carrying 14 satellites one from India and 13 from the US into space from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

According to information obtained from ISRO, Cartosat-3 weighing approximately 1625 kg will be installed at a level of 509 km away. The Cartosat-3 has a life expectancy of 5 years.This was the 21st flight of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in “XL” configuration – with six solid strap-on motors, according to ISRO, and was the 74th launch vehicle mission from the space center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

Cartosat-3 is the 9th satellite of its own series. The camera in Cartosat-3 is so powerful that it will be able to take clear photographs in space from 509 km altitude to 9.84 inches high. Cartosat-3 is undoubtedly one of the most advanced imaging satellites ever built by ISRO, with the capability to produce some of the most high-resolution aerial imagery in the world

ISRO chairman K Sivan said thirteen missions have been planned till March which includes six launch vehicle missions and seven satellite missions. “Our hands are full. The ISRO team will rise to the occasion and meet every demand.”