ISRO successfully launched its CartoSat 2 series satellite using its trusted PSLV C-38 launcher on June 22nd. The Cartosat series earth- observation satellites are aimed towards collecting information. It was launched into a polar sun orbit at 505 km altitude. This remote sensing satellites objective is to providing high-resolution scene specific spot imagery.
The imagery sent by satellite will be useful for cartographic applications, urban and rural applications, coastal land use and regulation, utility management like road network monitoring, water distribution, creation of land use maps, change detection to bring out geographical and manmade features and various other Land Information System (LIS) as well as Geographical Information System (GIS) applications.