Indian Space Research in Next Level – Launching of Earth Observation Satellite


Launching of Earth Observation Satellite

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched an earth observation satellite namely CARTOSAT-2 series satellite onboard Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle ‘PSLV-C34’ on June 22, 2016 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. The CARTOSAT-2 series of satellite, weighing 727 kg, is placed in a sun synchronous orbit with a designed mission life of 5 years. The main objective of this satellite is to provide high resolution images of earth’s surface at sub-meter resolution (Black & White image) and at 2 meter resolution (4-band coloured image).

The images obtained from Cartosat-2 series satellite will be useful in variety of applications requiring high resolution images, which include cartography, infrastructure planning, urban & rural development, utility management, natural resources inventory & management and disaster management.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.