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Cartosat 3, 3A, 3B

Cartosat 2 [ISRO]

Cartosat-3 is an Indian very high resolution panchromatic, multispectral and hyperspectral earth observation mission.

Cartosat 3 is designed as a follow-on to the Cartosat 2 series.

The satellite has an imaging payload with a ground resolution of 0.25 m with 16 km swath in panchromatic mode, a resolution of 1.13 m with 16 km swath in 4 band multispectral mode and a resolution of 12 m with 5 km in hyperspectral mode. It also feaures a MWIR Camera with 5.7 m resolution.

Many new technologies/elements are being developed like highly agile structural platform, payload platform, higher rate data handling and transmission systems, advanced onboard computer and new power electronics, dual gimbal antenna, etc.

Nation: India
Type / Application: Earth Observing
Operator: ISRO
Contractors: ISRO
Equipment: PAN, Mx, MIR
Configuration: IRS-2 Bus
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 5 years
Mass: 1560 kg
Orbit: 505 km, SSO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Cartosat 3 - 2019 Sr SLP PSLV with NEMO-AM
Cartosat 3A - 2019 Sr PSLV
Cartosat 3B - 2020 Sr PSLV