• India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle launched the Cartosat-2 series satellite—a dedicated satellite for defence forces—along with 30 co-passenger satellites from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh
  • PSLV-C38 launched the 712 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation and 30 co-passenger satellites together, weighing about 243 kg at lift-off, into a 505-km polar sun synchronous orbit. 
  • This is the 40th flight of PSLV and 17th flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration (with the use of solid strap-on motors).
  • The international customer nano satellites are being launched as part of the commercial arrangements between Antrix Corporation Limited (Antrix), commercial arm of ISRO and International customers.
  • Cartosat-2 is a remote sensing satellite and it is similar in configuration to earlier satellites in the series with the objective of providing high-resoluti ..
  • The only Indian nano satellite is 15kg NIUSAT. It belongs to Nooral Islam University, Tamil Nadu. It will provide multi-spectral imagery for agricultural crop monitoring and disaster management.

Source: Economic Times

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