Proactive India’s Best Bulk SMS Service Provider Congratulates ISRO On Successful Launching on its 40th successful Polar satellite PSLV C-38 EYE ON SKY. Its a Proud Moment for Every Indian. ISRO satellite mission has been launched from the First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. This was the 40th flight of PSLV and 17th flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration.
ISRO’s workhorse rocket PSLV c-38 blasted off on Friday from the spaceport here carrying the Cartosat-2 series satellite – a dedicated satellite for the defence forces – along with 30 co-passenger satellites. Cartosat-38 is a remote sensing satellite and it is similar in configuration to earlier satellites in the series with the objective of providing high-resolution scene specific spot imagery.
The mission’s primary objective is to provide high-resolution, scene-specific spot imagery. This is similar in configuration to earlier satellites in the series. The latest remote sensing satellite has a resolution of 0.6 metres, which means it can spot even smaller objects.
The satellite, the seventh in the Cartosat series, is capable of along-track and across-track steering, up to 26 degree nominally. This will allow it to provide images in continuous imaging mode. The total weight of all the satellites carried on-board the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle is about 955 kg.
The co-passenger satellites comprise 29 Nano satellites from 14 countries – Austria, Belgium, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America besides a Nano satellite from India.
The primary Cartosat-2 series satellite is a remote sensing satellite. The imagery sent by the satellite will be useful for cartographic applications, urban and rural applications, coastal land use and regulation, utility management like road network monitoring, water distribution, creation of land use maps, change detection to bring out geographical and man-made features, and various other land information systems, as well as for geographical information system (GIS) applications.