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Cartosat 2F

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2018-004A

Description

Cartosat-2F is the latest spacecraft in India’s fleet of remote sensing satellites. The seventh satellite based on ISRO’s Cartosat-2 design, it is the third such spacecraft to be deployed in the space of a year. The satellite will be operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), who is also responsible for conducting Friday’s launch.

The Cartosat-2 series is based on ISRO’s IRS-2 bus. Each spacecraft has a mass of about 710 kilograms (1,570 lb) and is designed for a five-year service life. The satellites are equipped with reaction wheels, magnetorquers and hydrazine-fuelled reaction control thrusters to provide three-axis stabilization, while a pair of solar arrays generate up to 986 watts of electrical power for the spacecraft.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2018-01-12
    Launch Vehicle: PSLV
    Launch Site: Sriharikota, India

    Funding Agency

    • Indian Space Research Organization (India)

    Discipline

    • Earth Science

    Additional Information

    Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

     
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