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All India Radio (AIR) IAS UPSC – Successful Launch of Earth Observation Satellite

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Successful Launch of Earth Observation Satellite

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TOPIC: General Studies 3

  • Development in Space Technology

In news: India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its forty ninth flight (PSLV-C47), successfully launched Cartosat-3 along with 13 Nanosatellites of USA from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota.

  • Cartosat 3 is (India’s) highest-resolution (a panchromatic resolution of 0.25m) civilian spacecraft. It is also the most complex and advanced Earth observation satellite ISRO has built so far.
  • This is the 21st flight of India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle in ‘XL’ configuration and 74th launch vehicle mission overall from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. 
  • The PSLV-C47 has 6 solid strap-on motors. The Cartosat 3 satellite will be placed at an orbit of 509 km and inclination of 97.5 degrees.
  • The spacecraft is designed to study our planet from low-Earth orbit for at least the next five years.

The CARTOSAT-3, which has an overall mass of over 1,600 kilograms, will address the increased users’ demands for 

  • large-scale urban planning
  • rural resource
  • infrastructure development
  • coastal land use
  • Land cover

Among the 13 nano-satellites are FLOCK-4P, 12 in numbers, with mission objective of earth observation, and one satellite named MESHBED, whose mission objective is a communication testbed.

All India Radio (AIR) IAS UPSC - Successful Launch of Earth Observation Satellite

All India Radio (AIR) IAS UPSC – Successful Launch of Earth Observation Satellite

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