December 7, 2019 | 3:00 PM IST
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ISRO launched CARTOSAT-3 from Sriharikota today morning

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its third-generation Earth-imaging satellite, Cartosat-3, into Sun Synchronous orbit from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota on Wednesday at 9.28 am.

The satellite that took off from PSLV-C47 will also drop 13 American commercial nanosatellites into the orbit.  The launch of the satellite was rescheduled from November 25 to November 27. Cartosat-3 is its first commercial order and ninth in the series.
The satellite will enable Indian forces to keep an eye on Pakistan’s terrorist activities and even perform surgical airstrikes if need to be.

Other than this, it will also help scientists detect changes in natural geographical or man-made features. It will revolve at an altitude of 509 km from the Earth and click clear pictures from a sophisticated camera.

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