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ISRO to launch Cartosat-3 and nanosatellites

ISRO to launch Cartosat-3 and nanosatellites

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be launching its cartography satellite, Cartosat-3 on November 25. It would also launch 13 nanosatellites of USA on the same day.

ISRO released a statement saying that it is all set for this launch.

As per the statement of ISRO, these satellites would be launched by PSLV-C47 at 9:28 a.m. IST on November 25 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota based on weather conditions.

This would be the 74th launch vehicle mission of ISRO. ISRO said that PSLV-C47 was the 21st flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration.

Cartosat-3 satellite is a third-generation satellite. It is an advanced satellite capable of taking high-resolution images.

The satellite would be placed in an orbit of 509 km at an inclination of 97.5 degrees.

In addition to that, ISRO would launch 13 commercial nanosatellites of the US as part of a commercial agreement with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL).

ISRO also released an image of a crater on the surface of the moon that was taken by the orbiter of Chandrayaan-2.

ISRO says that it is preparing for the next moon mission, i.e. Chandrayaan-3 which is expected by the end of 2020.

Chandrayaan-2 was successful in the beginning but ended up as tragedy as communication was lost with the lander.

ISRO decided to set for its next mission after its second lunar mission was not as successful as expected. The Vikram lander lost its connection with the command centre during the soft landing phase.

Despite several attempts, the Vikram lander was not recognized. NASA also tried to find out but was not succeeded in its attempts.

ISRO says that the third mission to the moon would be in November 2020.

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