All you need to know about Cartosat-2 series satellite launched by ISRO today

The Cartosat-2 series satellite housed at an ISRO facility before its launch. (Pic: ISRO) Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 12, 2018, 05.02 AM (IST)

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday launched Earth observation Cartosat-2 series satellite from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. It was successfully placed into orbit shortly after the launch.

This satellite is the seventh remote sensing satellite in its series and has the mission life of five years.

It carries panchromatic and multi-spectral cameras operating in Time Delay Integration mode and is capable of delivering high resolution data. It will be the third satellite in the Cartosat-2 series.

According to ISRO, the Cartosat-2 series satellite launch is a follow-on mission with the primary objective of providing high resolution scene specific spot imageries.

ISRO had successfully launched Cartosat-2 Series satellite on June 22, 2016. It is similar to the earlier Cartosat-2, 2A and 2B.

The images sent by Cartosat-2 series satellite will be useful in monitoring urban and rural applications, coastal land use regulation, managing services like road networks and water distribution, detecting changes in geographical features and creation of land use maps.

The flight was the first since the setback suffered by the PSLV in August last and demonstrated that the workhorse rocket is back in the game for reliable satellite launches in the low earth and polar orbits.