Bengaluru: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday launched its Earth imaging and mapping satellite CARTOSAT-3 along with 13 other nano-satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.
The agency had planned for the launch of CARTOSAT-3 satellite, ninth in the series, from the second launch pad at spaceport of Sriharikota, about 120 kms at 09.28am.
PSLV-C47 on its 49th mission would carry CARTOSAT-3 along with 13 commercial nano satellites from the United States. CARTOSAT-3 is a third generation agile advanced satellite having high resolution imaging capability.
Taking to Twitter, ISRO announced the 16-hour countdown to the launch of the satellites and said, "PSLV-C47 standing tall at the launch pad in Sriharikota. Less than 16 hours for launch. Stay tuned ..."
— ISRO (@isro) November 26, 2019
The space organisation continuously updated on the preparations for the launch of the CARTOSAT-3 and other satellites.