Nearly a week after its launch, ISRO's Cartosat-II beams back first image – See pic

The image shows a part of Indore with the Holkar Cricket Stadium in the centre and was released on the Bengaluru-headquartered space agency's website.

Nearly a week after its launch, ISRO's Cartosat-II beams back first image – See pic
Image courtesy: ISRO/Twitter

New Delhi: Four months after a failed satellite launch mission, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) tasted success in its first launch of 2018 with the Cartosat-II series satellite on January 12.

After successfully placing 31 satellites – including India's 100th – the Cartosat-II has delivered its first image, which ISRO released on Tuesday.

The image shows a part of Indore with the Holkar Cricket Stadium in the centre and was released on the Bengaluru-headquartered space agency's website.

The Cartosat-II series is an advanced remote sensing satellite similar in configuration to earlier six spacecraft in the series and intended to augment data services to the users.

The images sent by satellite will be useful for cartographic, urban and rural applications, coastal land use and regulation besides Geographical Information System applications, among others.

(With PTI inputs)

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