Cartosat 2E – ISRO to launch Earth Observation satellite

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ISRO’s Cartosat-2C Satellite provided crucial imagery for the surgical strike.

Its images helped with narrowing down the locations for the strikes. Now, India’s Eye in the Sky is going to get better. ISRO is likely to launch another earth observation satellite.

Another Cartosat-2 Series satellite is likely to be launched in June 2017. Cartosat 2E will be launched on June 23, 2017.

This will be the seventh in the series. It will be launched by ISRO’s trusted workhorse, the PSLV-C38.

Read More: How satellite imagery helped Indian forces conduct surgical strike in PoK

The mission’s primary objective is to provide high-resolution, scene-specific spot imagery.

Weighing 700 kg, the satellite will be hurled into a sun-synchronous orbit at a nominal altitude of 500 km.

Apart from taking pictures, it can also record videos from the sky.

The imageries and videos would be helpful in a wide range of activities, including military and civil planning.

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