Launch Date:10.01.2007


The Cartosat-2 series of satellites is a set of agile satellites with less inertia providing high resolution images at better than 0.8 m resolution. The images are intended for various Cartographic applications.
The major objectives of Cartosat-2:

1. Design and develop a high agility advanced satellite with a high spatial resolution of 1.0 m in panchromatic band.

2. To meet the user demands for cartographic applications at cadastral level, urban planning and rural development, utilities mapping and infrastructure development etc.

Mission Operational Remote Sensing
Orbit 630.6 km Polar Sun-Synchronous
Orbit Inclination 97.914o
Lift-off Mass 650 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 stabilised using reaction wheels, magnetic torquers and hydrazine thrusters
Power Solar Array generating 1200 W backed by 2 batteries of 18 AH capacities each
Launch date January 10, 2007
Launch site SHAR Centre, Sriharikota, India
Launch vehicle PSLV – C7
Mission life Five Years (Nominal)
Orbital life In Service