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Cartosat-2

Cartosat-2, India's Polar satellite Launch Vehicle, in its 39th flight (PSLV-C37), launched the 714 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for observation of earth and 103 co-passenger satellites collectively weighing about 663 kg. Cartosat-2 series satellite is the first satellite carried by PSLV-C37. After its injection right into a 505 km polar solar (sun) Synchronous Orbit through PSLV-C37, the satellite became added to operational configuration following which it commenced offering normal remote sensing the use of its Panchromatic and Multi-spectral cameras.

The photos from Cartosat-2 satellite will be useful for cartographic applications, urban and rural applications, coastal land use and regulation, utility control like road network monitoring, water distribution, creation of land use maps, trade detection to convey out geographical and manmade features and diverse different Land Information System (LIS) and Geographical Information System (GIS) packages.

Cartosat-2:

PSLV-C37 / Cartosat-2 series satellite was effectively launched on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 9:28 Hrs IST from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota.

Cartosat-2 satellite

Launch Mass: 714 kg

Launch Vehicle: PSLV-C37 / Cartosat -2 Series Satellite

Type of Satellite: Earth Observation

Owner & Manufacturer: ISRO

Application: Earth Observation

Orbit Type: SSPO

  • Cartosat 2 series has captured and released its first day images. Here, you have two images released by ISRO.

  • First day image of Cartosat 2 series, Part of Busto Arsizio, Italy. (Captured on 18-02-2017)

  • First day image of Cartosat 2 series, BKC Block and Mithi River, Mumbai, India (Captured on 18-02-2017)

Cartosat 2 series has captured and released its first day images. Here, you have two images released by ISRO.

First day image of Cartosat 2 series, Part of Busto Arsizio, Italy. (Captured on 18-02-2017)

Cartosat-2

CARTOSAT-2 Capabilities:

Cartosat sensor scans up to 2732 lines/second. Various dimensions of AOI can be acquired. For example an AOI (Area of Interest) of 28 km x 28 km can be acquired within a single pass using Paint-Imaging.

The satellite is also capable in collecting spot images of size 9.6 x 9.6 km. About fifteen spot images of size - 9.6km x 9.6km can be acquired in a given orbit. This helps in servicing more number of users in a single orbit. Revisit of same area depends upon acceptable across-track tilt and gap between paints depend upon the pitch biases used. Further information can be found at https://nrsc.gov.in/sites/all/pdf/brcartosat2.pdf

Credit: ISRO, INDIA

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