• The PSLV-C47 will launch Cartosat-3 and 13 commercial nano-satellites into Sun Synchronous orbit from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota.
  • CARTOSAT-3 is a third generation agile advanced satellite having high resolution imaging capability.
  • 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.
  • At 1,625 kg, Cartosat-3 is unusually heavy and more than double the mass of the previous eight in its class
  • The mission life of CARTOSAT-3 would be for five years
  • One of Cartosat-3’s cameras offers a ground resolution of 25 cm — this means it can pick up an object of a minimum of that size from a height of around 500 km.
  • An existing policy allows only government and government authorised agencies to access ISRO’s high-resolution imageries below a resolution of 1 m
  • Currently, Worldview-3, a satellite owned by U.S. company Maxar, has the best ground resolution of 31 cm.

 

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