Sriharikota, November 27: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the PSLV-C47 carrying Cartosat-3 and 13 nanosatellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on Wednesday. ISRO's earth imaging satellite CARTOSAT-3 and 13 US Nano satellites were launched successfully. India also crossed the milestone of launching 300 foreign satellites on Wednesday morning when its rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-XL (PSLV-XL) put into orbit 13 nano satellites from the US.
The American satellites are piggy backing on the rocket's main luggage, India's advanced earth observation satellite Cartosat-3. Till date India with its PSLV rocket has put into orbit 297 foreign satellites. When the PSLV rocket on Wednesday puts into orbit 13 American nano satellites then the total number of foreign satellites that India has launched will touch 310.
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26 hours countdown for the launch of PSLV-C47 mission commenced today at 0728 Hrs (IST) from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota.
Launch is scheduled at 0928 Hrs IST on November 27, 2019
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The 1,625 kg Cartosat-3, India's new earth observation satellite will send sharp, clear images for urban planning, rural resource and infrastructure development, coastal land use and land cover and also for strategic/defence purposes. The Indian space agency officials said they would supply the required images for various agencies. It is for the user agency to decide on the image use. The images captured by the satellite can also be used for surveillance purposes while ISRO is silent on this aspect.