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ISRO to launch “Cartosat-2 Series” satellite using PSLV rocket into space

New Delhi,Jan 12:-- Indian Space Research Organisation is all set to launch the “Cartosat-2 Series” satellite riding on PSLV rocket this morning.


The rocket will lift off at 9.29 hours from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, about 90 kilometres from Chennai.


The “Cartosat-2 Series” and 29 other satellites will be inserted into a 505-kilometre sun-synchronous orbit after about seventeen and a half minutes since its lift off.




Later, the payload Microsat developed by the ISRO will be taken down to a lower orbit at 359-kilometre height and launched using the ‘multiple engine switch-on’ method.


This will be the fourth time the novel method would be used by the ISRO for placing satellites in multiple orbits in a single flight. It will also be one of the longest duration flights that will last for over two hours twenty-two minutes into space.


The satellite “Cartosat-2 Series” is the seventh remote sensing satellite in its series and has the mission life of five years. Its uses include 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.

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