Cartosat-2 sends first image from space: Holkar Cricket Stadium

The image of Indore's Holkar Stadium beamed back by ISRO's Cartosat-2 satellite. (Pic: ISRO) Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 17, 2018, 06.04 AM (IST)

India's latest satellite Cartosat-2, which was successfully launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) last week, has sent its first image.

The image shows a part of Indore with the Holkar Cricket Stadium in the centre and was released on the Bengaluru-headquartered space agency's website.

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The satellite was successfully placed in orbit after it was launched onboard the PSLV-C40 rocket on January 12.

It is an advanced remote sensing satellite similar in configuration to earlier six spacecraft in the series and intended to augment data services to the users.

The images sent by the satellite will be useful for cartographic, urban and rural applications, coastal land use and regulation besides Geographical Information System applications, among others.

Thirty other satellites, including 28 from foreign countries, were also successfully launched along with the Cartosat-2 series satellite.

(With PTI inputs)