ISRO receives first picture from IMS-1

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Chennai, Apr 30 (UNI) ISRO today announced that both the CARTOSAT-2A and IMS-1 satellites, launched by PSLV-C9 on April 28 from Sriharikota, were functioning satisfactorily and the first picture was received from IMS-1.

An official release here said the telemetry data indicated that all the subsystems of both the satellites were functioning satisfactorily and the health of the satellites was normal.

The Multispectral camera onboard IMS-1 was switched on yesterday and high quality imagery covering Allahabad to Rameswaram was obtained.

Today, the Hyper Spectral Imaging (HySI) camera onboard IMS-1 and panchromatic (PAN) camera onboard CARTOSAT-2A were switched on. Imagery from HySI camera covered Uttarkhand to Karnataka passing through Delhi and Bhopal, the release said.

PAN camera covered strips of land from Saharanpur to Nuh (South of Delhi) and Sangli to Goa Coast. Data was received at the National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA), Shadnagar, Hyderabad, and the quality of the imagery received was excellent.

India had created history on April 28 when PSLV-C9 launched ten satellites, including eight foreign nano satellites, in a single mission.

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