CARTOSAT-2A and IMS-1 Cameras switched on

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Bangalore, Apr 30 (UNI) The Hyper Spectral Imaging Camera onboard Indian Mini Satellite-1 (IMS-1) and Panchromatic camera onboard CARTOSAT-2A, that were launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from Sriharikota on Monday, were switched on today.

The multispectral camera onboard IMS-1 had obtained high quality imagery covering Allahabad to Rameswaram yesterday. Imagery received from hyper spectral camera on board the IMS-1 covered Uttarakhand to Karnataka passing through Delhi and Bhopal.

PAN camera onboard the CARTOSAT-2A covered strips of land from Saharanpur to Nuh (South of Delhi) and Sangli to Goa Coast. Data was received at National Remote Sensing Agency at Shadnagar in Hyderabad. The quality of imagery received as excellent, an ISRO release said.

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C9 (PSLV-C9) launched India's Remote Sensing Satellites CARTOSAT-2A and IMS-1 along with eight nano satellites of foreign origin successfully on April 28, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.

The launch was considered a significant milestone for the country as it had again proved the reliability and versatility of PSLV and its ability to put satellites in different types or orbits, thus proving its commercial potential as well.

This also provided an excellent opportunity to undertake commercial launches of different class of satellites as stand alone launch or as shared launches with Indian satellites, the release added.

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