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PSLV-C40/Cartosat-2 Series
Picture of Cartosat Satellite
CartoSat 2 (Image Credit ISRO)
Mission typeReconnaissance
OperatorNational Remote Sensing Center[citation needed]
COSPAR ID2018-004A
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WebsiteCartosat 2 Series Satellite
Mission durationPlanned: 5 years
Elapsed: 1 year, 10 months, 29 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeEarth Observation
ManufacturerISRO
Launch mass710 Kg
Power986 Watts
Orbital parameters
Reference systemCircular polar Sun Synchronous
RegimeSun-synchronous orbit
Inclination97.47 Degree
Period94.72 Minute
 

Cartosat-2F the eight satellite in the Cartosat-2 series is an Earth observation satellite launched on PSLV-C40 mission by the Indian Space Research Organisation.[1] It was launched at 05:00z from Sriharikota Range on January 11, 2018, the third of the series to be launched within a year.[2] The launch also marked the 100th satellite successfully put into orbit by the ISRO.[3]

Like other satellites in the series, Cartosat-2F was built on a IRS-2 bus. It uses reaction wheels, magnetorquers, and hydrazine-fueled reaction control thrusters for stability. It has a design service life of five years.[2] Cartosat-2F has two main remote sensing instruments, a panchromatic camera called PAN and a four channel visible/near infrared radiometer called HRMX.[1]

The first image returned by the mission, on January 15, 2018; was of Holkar Stadium and the surrounding community in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.[4]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Satellite: CartoSat-2F". World Meteorological Organization.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Cartosat 2F". nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov. NASA. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  3. "ISRO launches 100th satellite Cartosat-2 Series | Tehelka". tehelka.com. Tehelka. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  4. K R, Rahul (18 January 2018). "Cartosat-2F first image stunningly sharper than Google Map". International Business Times, Singapore Edition. Retrieved 28 February 2019.

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