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ISRO launches Earth imaging satellite Cartosat-3, 13 other nano satellites

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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday launched its Earth imaging and mapping satellite CARTOSAT-3 along with 13 other nano-satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.

The agency had planned for the launch of CARTOSAT-3 satellite, ninth in the series, from the second launch pad at spaceport of Sriharikota, about 120 kms at 09.28am.

PSLV-C47 on its 49th mission would carry CARTOSAT-3 along with 13 commercial nano satellites from the United States. CARTOSAT-3 is a third generation agile advanced satellite having high resolution imaging capability.

Taking to Twitter, ISRO announced the 16-hour countdown to the launch of the satellites and said, “PSLV-C47 standing tall at the launch pad in Sriharikota. Less than 16 hours for launch. Stay tuned …”

The space organisation continuously updated on the preparations for the launch of the CARTOSAT-3 and other satellites.

Source: Deccan Chronicle

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