Apr 28, 2008


CARTOSAT – 2A is the thirteenth satellite in the Indian Remote Sensing Satellite series (IRS). It is a sophisticated and rugged remote sensing satellite that can provide scene specific spot imagery. This satellite carried a Panchromatic Camera (PAN). The spatial resolution of this camera is better than 1m and swath of 9.6 km. Imageries from this satellite were used for cartographic applications like mapping, urban and rural infrastructure development and management, as well as application in Land Information (LIS) and Geographical Information System (GIS).
Mission Remote Sensing
Weight 690 Kg (Mass at lift off)
Onboard Power 900 Watts
Stabilization 3 – axis body stabilised using high torque reaction wheels, magnetic torquers and hydrogen thrusters
Payloads Panchromatic Camera
Launch date 28 April 2008
Launch site SHAR Centre Sriharikota India
Launch vehicle PSLV- C9
Orbit 635 km, Polar Sun Synchronous
Inclination 97.94 deg
Mission life 5 years


प्रमोचन भार / Launch Mass: 
690 Kg
मिशन कालावधि / Mission Life : 
5 years
शक्ति / Power: 
900 W
प्रमोचक राकेट / Launch Vehicle: 
उपग्रह का प्रकार / Type of Satellite: 
Earth Observation
निर्माता / Manufacturer: 
स्‍वामी / Owner: 
अनुप्रयोग / Application: 
Earth Observation
कक्षा का प्रकार / Orbit Type: