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PM Modi lauds ISRO as PSLV-C38 places Cartosat-2 and 30 satellites in orbit

ISRO launched PSLV-38 with Cartosat-2 satellite series along with 30 co-passenger satellites.

india Updated: Jun 23, 2017 13:47 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
Narendra Modi,Indian Space Research Organisation,ISRO
ISRO's PSLV C38 carrying earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 Series along with 30 co-passenger satellites of various countries, lifts off from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota on Friday.(PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hailed the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful polar satellite launch carrying 31 satellites, saying the space agency has made the country proud.

ISRO’s workhorse rocket PSLV-38 blasted off from the spaceport in Sriharikota this morning, carrying the Cartosat-2 series satellite — a dedicated satellite for the defence forces — along with 30 co-passenger satellites.

Cartosat-2 is a remote sensing satellite and it is similar in configuration to earlier satellites in the series with the objective of providing high-resolution scene specific spot imagery.

The imagery sent by the satellite would be useful for cartographic applications, urban and rural, coastal land use and regulation, utility management like road network monitoring, water distribution, creation of land use maps, change detection to bring out geographical and man-made features and various other land information system (LIS) as well as geographical information systems (GIS).

First Published: Jun 23, 2017 12:17 IST