Bangalore: India’s advanced remote sensing satellite CARTOSAT-2B, which was put into orbit by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on July 12, has begun sending high quality images.
“CARTOSAT-2B is working satisfactorily and the initial phase of operations of the satellite has been successfully completed,” Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said in a statement.
The camera has been switched on and high quality images are being received, it said.
Cartosat-2B is mainly aimed to augment remote sensing data services to users of multiple spot scene imagery with 0.8 metre spatial resolution and 9.6 km swath in the panchromatic band.
The PSLV carried onboard the 694-kg Cartosat-2B, a 116-kg Algerian satellite ALSAT-2A, two nano satellites NLS 6.1 and NLS 6.2 from University of Toronto, Canada, weighing 6.5 kg and STUDSAT, a satellite built by students from academic institutions in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, weighing less than one kg.
Source: The Times of India