Isro successfully places remote sensing satellite, 13 US nanosatellites in orbits – PSLV-C47/Cartosat-3 mission

India’s PSLV-C47 successfully launched Cartosat-3 and 13 commercial nanosatellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota.

PSLV-C47 lifted-off at 0928Hrs (IST) on November 27, 2019 from the Second Launch Pad of SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota. PSLV-C46 was the 74th launch vehicle mission from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota. This is the 21st flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration (with 6 solid strap-on motors).

About 17 minutes and 38 seconds after lift-off, Cartosat-3 was injected into an orbit of 509 km at an inclination of 97.5 degree to the equator.

Close on the heels of India’s mission to study the south polar region of the Moon, ISRO recently launched its latest mission, called Cartosat-3, on its PSLV C 47 launch vehicle, along with 13 nanosatellites from the US. These payloads will be launched into Sun Synchronous orbit from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota.

The PSLV-C47 lifted off at 9.28 am from ISRO’s launchpad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, and released CartoSAT-3 satellites, followed by 12 “SuperDove” satellites and a “MESHBED” communication satellite, which were recruited by ISRO’s newly-appointed commercial arm New Space India Limited (NSIL).

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The PSLV-C47 will lift off carrying fourteen satellites on 27 November at 9.28 am IST from ISRO’s launchpad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. It was first scheduled to launch on 25 November but it was postponed for reasons unknown.

Cartosat 3 launch Highlights: ISRO’s CARTOSAT 3 satellite was successfully launched from India’s spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday. CARTOSAT-3 is ISRO’s third-generation satellite having high-resolution imaging capability. The satellite was launched at 0928 hrs IST on PSLV-C47 rocket along 13 other commercial nanosatellites from the US into Sun Synchronous orbit from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota. Through the launch, CARTOSAT-3 satellite will be placed in a 509-km far away orbit at an inclination of 97.5 degree. With 6 solid strap-on motors, PSLV-C47 is the 21st flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration. This mission is ISRO’s 74th launch mission that will take place from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

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