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India to launch Cartosat-3, 13 nanosatellites from US

Cartosat-3 satellite is a third-generation agile advanced satellite having high-resolution imaging capability. The rocket is expected to lift off at 9.28 a.m.

Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Published on: November 19, 2019 6:36 IST
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India to launch Cartosat-3, 13 nanosatellites from US

India is set to launch its cartography satellite Cartosat-3 and 13 commercial nanosatellites into sun-synchronous orbit on November 25, the Indian space agency said on Monday. The rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-XL variant (PSLV-XL) will put into orbit Cartosat-3 and 13 commercial nanosatellites from the US on November 25, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. 

The rocket is expected to lift off at 9.28 a.m.

What is Cartosat-3 satellite?

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.

According to ISRO, the 13 nanosatellites from the US are a part of the commercial arrangement with NewSpace India Ltd (NSIL), the new company that was set up recently under the Department of Space.

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