ISRO launched another remote sensing satellite, CARTOSAT-3 onboard PSLV-C47, earlier this morning, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.
Apart from CARTOSAT-3, PSLV-C47 also carried 13 other commercial nano-satellites from the US.
CARTOSAT-3 is India's third generation satellite used for high-resolution imaging and mapping of the earth's surface.
#ISRO Chief Dr. K Sivan: I am happy that PSLV-C47 injected precisely in the orbit with 13 other satellites. Cartosat-3 is highest resolution civilian satellite; We have 13 missions up to March- 6 large vehicle missions and 7 satellite missions. pic.twitter.com/18bZ9UFhQm— ANI (@ANI) November 27, 2019
In a first, CARTOSAT-3 will allow India to map the earth's surface with the precision of 25 cm. This will give our defence agencies access to unprecedented level of image clarity.
This was the first major rocket launch by ISRO after Chandrayaan-2 and the nation is proud of this achievement.