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Cartosat-2 series satellite and 30 others successfully placed in orbit- Technology News, Firstpost

After starting a 28-hour countdown on Thursday morning, ISRO turns out all set to head forward with the release of the PSLV-C40/ Cartosat-2 Series undertaking. The undertaking will come with ISRO’s 100th satellite release and is predicted to release at nine.29 am from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) which has been a workhorse for ISRO will take into orbit a complete of 31 satellites, of which the Cartosat 2-series satellite and two others are Indian satellites. The 28 others are hosted via six other international locations.

PSLV-C40 on First Launch Pad. Image: ISRO

PSLV-C40 on First Launch Pad. Image: ISRO

Based on data equipped via ISRO, the Cartosat 2 series satellite is the 3rd satellite in the Cartosat series which is made with the target of offering high-resolution scene-specific spot imagery which might be used for Land Information System (LIS) in addition to Geographical Information System (GIS)-based packages. The satellite is at the heavier aspect, weighing 710 kg.

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