The national space agency ISRO will launch India’s most sophisticated earth observation satellite Cartosat-3 this morning. ISRO has said, the third generation, agile and advanced satellite will be carried by PSLV-C47 along with 13 other nano-satellites belonging to a US firm at 09:28 AM. It will be ignited from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, some 90 kilometres off Chennai.
CARTOSAT-3 is a third-generation agile advanced satellite having high resolution imaging capability. With an overall mass of 1,625kgs, CARTOSAT-3 would address the increased user’s demands for the large-scale urban planning, rural resource and infrastructure development, coastal land use and land cover.