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India to launch Cartosat-1 by April

India will launch cartosat-1, a remote sensing satellite with a 2.5 metre resolution camera for advanced cartographic applications by April this year, said space agency, ISRO, Chairman. “We are launching cartosat-1 in March or April this year,” G Madhavan Nair told reporters.

Cartosat-1 or IRS-P5 has two panchromatic cameras that can map regions of up to 2.5 metre area on earth with a swath of 30 kms each and will be launched by ISRO’s Workhorse Rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from the Satish Dhawan Space Port at Sriharikota on India’s east coast.

The satellite will be placed in a sun-synchronous polar orbit of 617 km and will revisit a designated spot every five days.