ISRO 100TH SATELLITE
PSLV – C 40 CARTOSAT – 2
ISRO– India’s premier space research organization gave the country a gift the can be best called ‘one of its kind’.
India’s polar satellite launch vehicle, in its forty second flight (PSLV – C 40) will launch the 710kg cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation and 30 co-passengers satellites together weighting about 613kg at lift-off.
The co-passengers satellite comprise one microsatellite and one nanosatellite from India as well as 3 microsatellites and 25 nanosatellites from six countries, Canada, Finland, France, republic of korea, UK and USA. The total weight of all the 31 satellites carried onboard PSLV- C 40 is about 1323kg.
PSLV – C 40 will be launched from the first launch pad (FLP) of SATHISH DHAWAN SPACE CENTRE (SDSC) SHAR, SREEHARIKOTTA. (January 12, 2018).successfully launch under the surveillance of as KIRAN KUMAR chairman of ISRO.
The cartosat-2 series satellite is the primary satellite being carried by PSLV –C 40. This remote sensing satellite is similar to the earlier 6 satellite of the cartosat-2 series and is intended to augment data services to the users. After its injection into a 505km polar sun synchronous orbit by PSLV- C 40, the satellite will be brought to operational configuration, following which it will begin providing regular remote sensing services using its panchromatic and multispectral cameras.
The imagery sent by the 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 hand information system (LIS). As well as geographical information system (GIS) applications.
INDIAN CO- PASSEGAERS SATELLITE
PSLV- C40 carries a micro sat built by ISRO as a co-passenger payload. Micro sat is a small satellite in the 100kg class that derives its heritage from IMS-1 bus.
INDIAN NANO SATELLITE – IC (INS-IC)
Indian Nano satellite – IC is another Indian co-passenger payload of PSLV – C 40. It is the 3rd satellite in the Indian Nano satellite series. The first two satellites of this series were carried as co-passenger payloads by PSLV – C 37 in February 2017. INS-IC will be carrying miniature multispectral technology demonstration (MMX-TD) payload from space application center (SAC). Data sent by this camera can be utilized for topographical mapping, vegetation monitoring, aerosol scattering studies and cloud studies.
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