Sriharikota, January 12: Finally achieving a new milestone in space science, Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) has launched its 100th satellite from Sriharikota. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle or PSLV lifted off today at 9.29 am from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. This veichle carries total 31 satellites from India and six other countries, including India’s 100th satellite.
The Cartosat is a follow-up satellite to provide high-resolution scene-specific spot imageries for civilian and military applications. It carries Panchromatic and Multi-spectral cameras operating in Time Delay Integration (TDI) mode and is capable of delivering high-resolution data.
The advanced remote sensing satellite Cartosat, also called ‘eye in the sky’ because of its surveillance capabilities, is capable of providing scene-specific spot imagery. It carries a state-of-the-art panchromatic (PAN) camera that takes black and white pictures of the earth. The swath covered by this PAN camera is 9.6 km and their spatial resolution is less than 1 meter.