ISRO successfully launches PSLV-C38 for 'earth observation'


ISRO successfully launches PSLV-C38 for earth observation

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) : The Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO) on Friday successfully launched Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C38) for earth observation from here.

The PSLV-C38, is carrying 712 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation and 30 co-passenger nano satellites, weighing about 243 kg, the total weight of all these satellites carried by the PSLV-C38 is about 955 kg.

The co-passenger nano satellites belong from 14 different nations, including countries like-Austria, Belgium, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and India.

Cartosat-2 is a remote sensing satellite and its major objective is to provide high-resolution scene specific spot imagery.

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