Cartosat-2 Series launches from Sriharikota
Scientists at the Mission Control at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre applaud after the Cartosat-2 is announced to have separated. The separation of other satellites begin.
The third stage has successfully seperated. The fourth stage engine has been ignited.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch its 100th satellite, the Cartosat-2 Series satellite, on Friday morning from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
The Cartosat-2 Series Satellite is the primary satellite carried by PSLV-C40 (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle). The ISRO in its website says the imagery sent by the remote-sensing satellite will be useful for cartographic applications, urban and rural applications, coastal land use and regulation, utility management like road network monitoring, water distribution, creation of land-use maps, change detection to bring out geographical and manmade features and various other Land Information System (LIS) as well as Geographical Information System (GIS) applications.
The latest launch comes nearly five months after the launch of ISRO’s IRNSS-1H satellite, its eighth regional navigation satellite, was unsuccessful. The satellite didn’t come out of the heat shield as it should have, though the PSLV rocket’s lift off was as planned.