ISRO to launch Cartosat-3, 13 nano satellites in Nov 25

The satellites would be launched by India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. (Twitter Image/@isro)

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) would launch its earth imaging and mapping satellite Cartosat-3 along with 13 commercial nano satellites from the US, on November 25, the space agency said.

The satellites would be launched by India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C47into Sun Synchronous Orbit from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

"The launch is tentatively scheduled at 09:28 hrs IST on November 25, 2019 subject to weather conditions," ISRO said.

The Cartosat-3 is a "third-generation agile advanced satellite" having high-resolution imaging capability, it said, adding that the satellite would be placed in an orbit of 509 km at an inclination of 97.5 degree. PSLV-C47 is the 21st flight of PSLV in 'XL' configuration (with 6 solid strap-on motors).

PSLV-C47 would also carry 13 commercial nano satellites from the United States of America as part of a commercial arrangement with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), Department of Space. ISRO has said, this would be the 74th launch vehicle mission from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota. 

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