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Jul 12, 2010


CARTOSAT - 2B is the seventeenth satellite in the Indian Remote Sensing Satellite series (IRS). CARTOSAT-2B carries a Panchromatic camera (PAN) similar to those of its predecessors - CARTOSAT-2 and 2A. It is capable of imaging a swath (geographical strip) of 9.6 km with a resolution of better than 1 metre. The scene specific spot imagery sent by CARTOSAT-2B's PAN is useful for cartographic and a host of other applications. The highly agile CARTOSAT-2B is steerable up to ± 26o along as well as across track to obtain stereoscopic imagery and achieve a four to five day revisit capability.
Mission Remote Sensing
Weight 694 kg (Mass at lift off)
Onboard Orbit 930 Watts
Stabilization 3 – axis body stabilised based on inputs from star sensors and gyros using Reaction wheels, Magnetic Torquers and Hydrazine Thrusters
Payloads Panchromatic Camera
Launch date July 12, 2010
Launch site SHAR Centre Sriharikota India
Launch vehicle PSLV- C15
Orbit 630 kms, Polar Sun Synchronous
Inclination 97.71º


प्रमोचन भार / Launch Mass: 
694 kg
शक्ति / Power: 
930 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: