Bangalore: India`s advanced remote
sensing satellite CARTOSAT-2B, which was put into orbit by the
Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on July 12, has begun
sending high quality images.
"CARTOSAT 2-B is working satisfactorily and the
initial phase of operations of the satellite has been
successfully completed," Indian Space Research Organisation
(ISRO) said in a statement here today.
The camera has been switched on and high quality
images are being received, it said.
Cartosat-2B is mainly aimed to augment remote sensing
data services to users of multiple spot scene imagery with 0.8
metre spatial resolution and 9.6 km swath in the panchromatic
The PSLV carried on board the 694-kg Cartosat-2B, a
116-kg Algerian satellite ALSAT-2A, two nano satellites NLS
6.1 and NLS 6.2 from University of Toronto, Canada, weighing
6.5 kg and STUDSAT, a satellite built by students from
academic institutions in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh,
weighing less than one kg.