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Isro all set to launch third satellite in the Cartosat-2 series in December

This would be the third satellite in the Cartosat-2 series

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

ISRO Cartosat launch
Indian Space Research Organisation'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 Centre in Sriharikota.

The plans to launch a satellite on board Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in December, the first since its unsuccessful mission to orbit a navigation spacecraft nearly one-and-a-half months ago.

The is getting ready for the satellite mission in mid-December from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre or Sriharikota High Altitude Range (SHAR), an official of the space agency told PTI.

This would be the third satellite in the

In February this year, PSLV-C37 launched the first satellite along with 103 co-passenger satellites in a single flight.

In June, India's workhorse launch vehicle launched the second one along with 30 co-passenger satellites -- the 39th consecutively successful mission of

But a PSLV-C39 flight carrying IRNSS-1H on August 31 was unsuccessful, in what is seen as a setback to

"We plan to launch Cartosat-2 series satellite 3 mission, which is a follow-on mission in the Cartosat-2 series with the primary objective of providing high-resolution scene-specific spot imagery, in mid-December," the official said.

"There will be a few foreign co-passenger satellites...about 15 to 20 (nano satellites)," he said.

The total number of customer satellites from abroad placed in orbit by so far is 209, according to

First Published: Wed, October 11 2017. 16:01 IST