ISRO to launch Cartosat-3 and 13 Nano Satellites of USA

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C47 will launch Cartosat-3 and 13 commercial nano satellites into Sun Synchronous orbit from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. The launch is tentatively scheduled at 09:28 am on November 25, 2019, subject to weather conditions.

PSLV-C47 is the 21st flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration (with 6 solid strap-on motors). This will be the 74th launch vehicle mission from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota.

Cartosat-3 is an earth imaging satellite. It is a third generation agile advanced satellite having high resolution imaging capability.  The satellite will be placed in an orbit of 509 km at an inclination of 97.5 degree.

PSLV-C47 will also carry 13 commercial nanosatellites from United States of America as part of commercial arrangement with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), Department of Space.

Update: ISRO has rescheduled the launch of PSLV-C47 on November 27, 2019 at 09:28 am.

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