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PM Modi congratulates ISRO on Cartosat-3 satellite launch

Cartosat-3 was originally planned to be launched on board PSLV during 2014. However, ISRO launched additional satellites in the Cartosat-2 series through 2017, and ISRO's 2017 plans involve launching Cartosat 2D/2E in 2017.

Manali Rastogi

Manali RastogiBy Manali Rastogi

Published on 27 Nov 2019 6:10 AM GMT

PM Modi congratulates ISRO on Cartosat-3 satellite launch
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated ISRO on Wednesday for the successful launch of Cartosat-3 satellite.

"I heartily congratulate the entire ISRO team on yet another successful launch of PSLV-C47 carrying indigenous Cartosat-3 satellite and over a dozen nano satellites of USA," he tweeted.

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CARTOSAT-3 is a third generation agile advanced satellite having high resolution imaging capability.

What is Cartosat-3 satellite?

Cartosat-3 is an advanced Indian Earth Observation satellite built and developed by ISRO, which will replace the IRS series. It has a panchromatic resolution of 0.25 metres making it the imaging satellite with highest resolution and Mx of 1 metre with a high quality resolution which is a major improvement from the previous payloads in the Cartosat series.

Potential uses include weather mapping, cartography or army defence, and strategic applications.

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Cartosat-3 has a resolution of 25 cm (10"). It uses 1.2 m optics with 60% of weight removal compared to Cartosat-2. Other features include the use of adaptive optics, acousto optical devices, in-orbit focusing using MEMs and large area-light weight mirrors and advanced sense with a high quality resolution.

Cartosat-3 was originally planned to be launched on board PSLV during 2014. However, ISRO launched additional satellites in the Cartosat-2 series through 2017, and ISRO's 2017 plans involve launching Cartosat 2D/2E in 2017.

Manali Rastogi

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