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ISRO eyes Cartosat-2 series launch in December

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    Hyderabad, October 11: The Indian Space Research Organisation plans to launch Cartosat-2 series satellite mission on board Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in December. This will be the first launch since its unsuccessful mission to orbit a navigation spacecraft nearly one-and-a-half months ago.

    ISRO eyes Cartosat-2 series launch in December. PTI file photo

    The ISRO is getting ready for the Cartosat-2 series satellite mission in mid-December from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre or Sriharikota High Altitude Range (SHAR), an official of the space agency told PTI.

    This would be the third satellite in the Cartosat-2 series. In February this year, PSLV-C37 launched the first Cartosat-2 series satellite along with 103 co-passenger satellites in a single flight.

    In June, India's workhorse launch vehicle launched the second one along with 30 co-passenger satellites -- the 39th consecutively successful mission of PSLV.

    But a PSLV-C39 flight carrying IRNSS-1H navigation satellite on August 31 was unsuccessful, in what is seen as a setback to ISRO.

    "We plan to launch Cartosat-2 series satellite 3 mission, which is a follow-on mission in the Cartosat-2 series with the primary objective of providing high-resolution scene specific spot imagery, in mid-December," the official said.

    "There will be a few foreign co-passenger satellites...about 15 to 20 (nano satellites)," he said.

    According to ISRO, the total number of customer satellites from abroad placed in orbit by PSLV so far is 209.

    PTI

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