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Launch Date: 12.07.2010


CARTOSAT – 2B is a highly agile satellite to provide better than 1m spatial resolution data. The satellite carried a Panchromatic      Camera (PAN). The spatial resolution of this camera is better than 1m and swath of 9.6 km. The highly agile CARTOSAT-2B is steerable up to ± 26˚ along as well as across track to obtain stereoscopic imagery and achieve a four to five day revisit capability. Imageries from this satellite are used for cartographic applications like mapping, urban planning and rural development.
Mission Operational Remote Sensing
Orbit 630 km Polar Sun-Synchronous
Orbit Inclination 97.71o
Lift-off Mass 694 kg
Orbit Period 97.446 minutes
Local Time of Equator crossing 09:30 A.M.
Repetitivity 310 days; 4 days (Revisit)
Payloads Panchromatic Camera: ~1 m resolution, ~9.6 km swath, 10 bit radiometry, 0.50 – 0.85  µm
Attitude and Orbit Control 3-axis body stabilized based on inputs from star sensors and gyros using reaction wheels, magnetic torquers and hydrazine thrusters
Power Solar Array generating 1200 W backed by 2 batteries of 24 AH capacities each
Launch date July 12, 2010
Launch site SHAR Centre, Sriharikota, India
Launch vehicle PSLV – C15
Mission life Five Years (Nominal)
Orbital life In Service
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