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Cartosat-3 launch deferred by 2 days

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Cartosat-3, an advanced earth imaging and mapping satellite, will be flown on the PSLV-C47 vehicle with 13 U.S. nano satellites

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has postponed the launch of Cartosat-3 by two days, to November 27. The earlier date was November 25.

Thirteen small customer satellites from the U.S. are also riding on the PSLV-C47 rocket, an official release said on Thursday.

“The launch from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota, is tentatively scheduled at 9.28 a.m. IST on November 27 subject to weather conditions,” it said.

Cartosat-3, the first of third generation advanced remote-sensing and mapping satellites, will offer 25-cm high resolution earth imageries. It will be placed in a sun-synchronous or polar orbit of 509 km at an inclination of 97.5 degrees.

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