Cartosat-2: ISRO launches its 100th satellite in space

Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 02:42 PM(IST)

Today's mission marked a milestone in ISRO's annals with a microsatellite, among the three Indian spacecraft launched, becoming the 100th to roll out through ISRO Satellite Centre Complex (ISAC)

India launches its 100th satellite

India today reaffirmed its space prowess and commercial launch capabilities as it successfully launched its 100th satellite along with 30 other spacecraft including weather observation Cartosat 2 series onboard the Polar rocket from Sriharikota.
This was PSLV's longest-ever mission.

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The advanced remote sensing satellite

Cartosat-2 Series 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.

Its primary objective is to provide high-resolution scene-specific spot imageries that would help in urban and rural applications, coastal land use and regulation, road network monitoring, water distribution and geographical information system applications among others.

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The successful launch after a previous setback

The previous mission to launch backup navigation satellite IRNSS-1H on board PSLV-C39 had failed after the heat shield did not separate in the final leg of the launch sequence, with the satellite getting stuck in the fourth stage of the rocket.

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Sacrifices, sleepless nights!

You are the ones who live for the country. You are the ones who sacrifice your own dreams and spend sleepless nights to keep India's head high.

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Pakistan takes exception to India's Cartosat-2s satellite launch

Taking exception to India's 100th satellite+, Pakistan said that such pursuits should not be directed towards a build-up of destabilizing military capabilities, which can negatively impact the regional strategic stability.

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