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Cartosat-3 Successfully Launched

Current context: ISRO has successfully launched the latest Earth observation satellite, Cartosat-3 on 27th Nov 19.
Cartosat-3 Successfully Launched  
  • The Cartosat-3 satellite was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
  • The satellite was carried out by the PSLV C-47 rocket along with 13 customer payloads belonging to a US space technology firm.
  • The 13 satellites are launched under a commercial agreement with the New Space India Limited (the commercial arm of the ISRO).
  • The Cartosat-3 is the most advanced and complex Earth observation satellite ever built by the ISRO.
  • With the successful launch of Cartosat-3, this became the 74th launch mission for the ISRO from Sriharikota.
  • Cartosat-3 is the 9th satellite of its class and is the 1st in the series of the third generation payloads.
  • It has an operational life of 5 years and has the capacity to generate 2000 MW power, using its solar panels.


Q.1 The national space agency ISRO has recently launched the 3rd generation Earth observation satellite named? 
a. Robsat-3
b. PSLV-3
c. Cartosat-3
d. Cartbat-3
Cartosat-3 Successfully Launched Cartosat-3 Successfully Launched Reviewed by Neha Verma on November 27, 2019 Rating: 5

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