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Mission type Earth observation
Operator ISRO
COSPAR ID 2008-021A
Mission duration 5 years
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass 690 kilograms (1,520 lb)[1]
Power 900 watts
Start of mission
Launch date 28 April 2008, 03:53 (2008-04-28T03:53Z) UTC
Rocket PSLV C9
Launch site Satish Dhawan SLP
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth[1]
Perigee 630 kilometres (390 mi)[1]
Apogee 630 kilometres (390 mi)[1]
Inclination  degrees
Period 97.4 minutes[1]
Repeat interval 4 days
Main camera
Wavelengths 0.5 – 0.85 micrometre
Resolution Less than 1 metre

Cartosat-2A is an Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle - C9 on April 28, 2008 along with the 87 kg Indian Mini Satellite (IMS-1) and eight nano research satellites belonging to research facilities in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands.[2] This satellite is a Ministry of Defence mission for the Government of India.[3] It is a dedicated satellite for the Indian Armed Forces which is in the process of establishing an Aerospace Command.[4]

The satellite carries a panchromatic (PAN) camera capable of taking black-and-white pictures in the visible region of electromagnetic spectrum. The highly agile Cartosat-2A can be steered up to 45 degrees along as well as across the direction of its movement to facilitate imaging of any area more frequently. The satellite's health is continuously monitored from the Spacecraft Control Centre at Bangalore with the help of ISTRAC network of stations at Bangalore, Lucknow, Mauritius, Bearslake in Russia, Biak in Indonesia and Svalbard in Norway.[5]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e CARTOSAT - 2A
  2. ^ India in multi-satellite launch
  3. ^ The Hindu Business Line: ISRO arm may get more satellite launch contracts, by K. Pichumani
  4. ^
  5. ^ PSLV Successfully Launches Ten Satellites

External links

  • ISRO Cartosat 2a Site
  • Imagery from Cartosat 2A
  • Imagery from Cartosat 2
  • [1]
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