|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|
|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|