Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) released the first image captured by its Cartosat-2 series satellite which was recently launched from the space agency’s spaceport at Sriharikota,on Tuesday.Hyderabad students get traffic police help for board exams.
The image shows a part of Indore with the Holkar Cricket Stadium in the centre. (Photo: ISRO)
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bangalore. Its vision is to “harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration.”Follow us on Facebook
Formed in 1969, ISRO superseded the erstwhile Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) established in 1962 by the efforts of independent India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, and his close aide and scientist Vikram Sarabhai. The establishment of ISRO thus institutionalized space activities in India. It is managed by the Department of Space, which reports to the Prime Minister of India.
Cartosat series: Cartosat-2 is an Earth observation satellite in a sun-synchronous orbit and the second of the Cartosat series of satellites. The satellite was built, launched and maintained by the Indian Space Research Organisation. Weighing around 680 kg at launch, its applications will mainly be towards cartography in India.
Highlights of satellite:
- The image shows a part of Indore with the Holkar Cricket Stadium in the centre. The satellite was successfully.
placed in orbit after it was launched onboard the PSLV-C40 rocket on January 12.
- The image was released by Bengaluru-headquartered space agency’s website.
- The satellite was successfully placed in orbit after it was launched onboard the PSLV-C40 rocket on January 12.
- It is an advanced remote sensing satellite similar in configuration to earlier six
spacecraft in the series and intended to augment data services to the users.
- The images sent by the satellite will be useful for cartographic, urban and rural
applications, coastal land use and regulation besides Geographical Information System
- Thirty other satellites, including 28 from foreign countries, were also successfully
launched along with the Cartosat-2 series satellite.