Mumbai: In a recent development, ISRO has announced that its PSLV-C47 rocket will launch the ‘Cartosat-3’ and 13 nanosatellites of the US from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on November 25, subject to weather conditions.
‘Cartosat-3’ satellite is a third-generation agile advanced satellite with high-resolution earth imaging and mapping capabilities. ISRO revealed that the satellite will be placed in an orbit of 509 km.
PSLV-C47 is the 21st flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration (with 6 solid strap-on motors). This will be the 74th launch vehicle mission from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota.
Cartosat-3 satellite is a third-generation agile advanced satellite having high-resolution imaging capability. The satellite will be placed in an orbit of 509 km at an inclination of 97.5 degrees.
PSLV-C47 will also carry 13 commercial nanosatellites from the United States of America as part of a commercial arrangement with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), Department of Space.