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Cartosat 2, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F

Cartosat 2 [ISRO]

Cartosat-2 is an advanced remote sensing satellite with a single panchromatic camera (PAN) capable of providing scene-specific spot imageries for cartographic applications. The camera is designed to provide imageries with better than one meter spatial resolution and a swath of 10 km. The satellite will have high agility with capability to steer along and across the track up to + 45 degrees. It will be placed in a sun-synchronous polar orbit at an altitude of 630 km. It will have a revisit period of four days. The re-visit can be improved to one day with suitable orbit manoeuvres.

Several new technologies like two mirror on axis single camera, Carbon Fabric Reinforced Plastic based electro optic structure, lightweight, large size mirrors, JPEG like data compression, advanced solid state recorder, high-torque reaction wheels and high performance star sensors are being employed in Cartosat-2.

Cartosat-2 suffered from some problems after launch. An improved Cartosat 2A was launched in 2008. Cartosat 2B followed in 2010.

Beginning with Cartosat 2C, a Multi-spectral camera was added and a lower 505 km orbit for better ground reslution was introduced.

Cartosat 2C was launched in June 2016. Cartosat 2D and Cartosat 2E followed in 2017 and Cartosat 2F was launched in January 2018.

Nation: India
Type / Application: Earth observation
Operator: ISRO
Contractors: ISRO
Equipment: Panchromatic Camera (PAN) (all); Multispectra camera (#2C, D, E)
Configuration: IRS-2 Bus
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 5 years
Mass: 650 kg (#2); 690 kg (#2A); 694 kg (#2B), 727 kg (#2C), 714 kg (#2D)
Orbit: 630 km × 630 km, 97.9 (#2); 505 km × 505 km, 97.9 (#2C); 491 km × 508 km, 97.51 (#2D); 497 km × 518 km, 97.5 (#2E); 495 km × 510 km, 97.56 (#2F)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Cartosat 2 2007-001B 10.01.2007 Sr FLP PSLV-G (3) with SRE 1, LAPAN-Tubsat, PehuenSat 1
Cartosat 2A 2008-021A 28.04.2008 Sr SLP PSLV-CA with IMS 1, CanX 6, CanX 2, AAUSAT 2, Cute 1.7 + APD II, COMPASS 1, Delfi C3, SEEDS 2, Rubin 8-AIS
Cartosat 2B 2010-035A 12.07.2010 Sr SLP PSLV-CA with AlSat 2A, AISSat 1, STUDSAT, TIsat 1
Cartosat 2C (Cartosat 2S1) 2016-040A 22.06.2016 Sr SLP PSLV-XL with SkySat 3, BIROS, M3MSat, LAPAN A3, GHGSat D, Flock-2p 1, ..., 12, SathyabamaSat, Swayam, BeeSat 4
Cartosat 2D (Cartosat 2S2) 2017-008A 15.02.2017 Sr FLP PSLV-XL with INS 1A, INS 1B, Flock-3p 1, ..., 88, Lemur-2 22, ..., 29, BGUSat, DIDO 2, PEASSS, Al-Farabi 1, Nayif 1
Cartosat 2E (Cartosat 2S3) 2017-036C 23.06.2017 Sr FLP PSLV-XL with NIUSAT, CE-SAT 1, Max Valier Sat, Venta 1, CICERO 6, Lemur-2 34, ..., 41, Blue Diamond, Green Diamond, Red Diamond, COMPASS 2, InflateSail, LituanicaSAT 2, URSA MAIOR, NUDTSat, Pegasus, UCLSat, VZLUsat 1, D-Sat, PACSCISAT, Aalto 1, ROBUSTA 1B, SUCHAI, skCUBE, IDEA
Cartosat 2F (ex Cartosat 2ER) (Cartosat 2S4) 2018-004A 12.01.2018 Sr FLP PSLV-XL with Microsat-TD, LEO Vantage 1, Carbonite 2, ICEYE X1, INS 1C, Arkyd 6A, CICERO 7, Landmapper-BC 3 v2, Lemur-2 68, ..., 71, Flock-3p' 1, ..., 4, MicroMAS 2a, PicSat, CANYVAL-X 1, 2, CNUSail 1, KAUSAT 5, SIGMA, DemoSat 2, GeoStare, Fox 1D, STEP Cube Lab, SpaceBEE 1, ..., 4


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