ISRO launches Earth Imaging Satellite Cartosat-3, 13 Other Nano Satellites

Indian Space Research Organisation has successfully launched earth imaging and mapping satellite CARTOSAT-3 along with 13 other nano-satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Nellore district of  Andhra Pradesh. The space agency had planned for the launch of CARTOSAT-3 satellite, ninth in the series, from the second launch pad at spaceport of Sriharikota at 09.28 am IST.Prime Minister Narendra Modi Has complimented for the successful launch of Cartosat-3 satellite saying  it is yet another successful launch of PSLV-C47 carrying indigenous Cartosat-3 satellite and over a dozen nano satellites of USA.” In a tweeted PM Modi says CARTOSAT-3 is a third generation agile advanced satellite having high resolution imaging capability.“The advanced Cartosat-3 will augment our high resolution imaging capability. ISRO has once again made the nation proud!” the PM said. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday successfully injected into orbit its earth imaging and mapping satellite CARTOSAT-3 along with 13 commercial nano satellites from the United States. ISRO Chairman K Sivan described the launch as a “wonderful success”. With cloudy skies in the back ground, the 44.4 metre tall PSLV C47 rocket lifted off at 9.28 am from the second launch pad at Sriharikota spaceport on the Bay of Bengal.CARTOSAT-3, India’s most complex and advanced earth imaging satellite built so far, was placed into orbit 17 minutes and 46 seconds after lift-off, the immediate mission after Chandrayaan 2, where the lander crashed while making a soft descent on the lunar surface on September 7.All the 13 nano satellites from the US were released into the orbit at 26 minutes and 56 seconds after liftoff, ISRO said.  “I am happy that PSLV-C47 injected precisely in the orbit with 13 other satellites. Cartosat-3 is highest resolution civilian satellite. We have 13 missions up to March, 6 large vehicle missions and 7 satellite missions,” ISRO chief Dr K Sivan said.   With the successful launch of CARTOSAT-3, ISRO crosses 300 foreign satellite launch mark. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully injected into orbit its earth imaging and mapping satellite CARTOSAT-3 along with 13 commercial nano satellites from the United States.        

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