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Earth observatory satellites

Posted on : 20 Dec 2019

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  • The Earth-observation satellites also include the Resourcesat and RISAT series, the Oceansat series.
    • The Cartosat series is a part of the Indian Remote Sensing Programme.
    • The Resourcesat and RISAT series of satellites, for example, provide images and data that are needed for land and water resources applications.
    • The Oceansat series and the SARAL satellite, meanwhile, produce data on the oceans.
    • The satellites like INSAT 3D, INSAT-VRR or Megha Tropiques study the atmosphere.
  • The Cartosat series is a part of the Indian Remote Sensing Programme.
  • Till date, eight Cartosats have been launched.   
  • They were specifically launched for Earth’s resource management and monitoring.
  • Cartosat-1 was launched by PSLV-C6, on May 5th 2005 from Sriharikota.
  • Cartosat-3 was originally planned to be launched on board PSLV during 2014. However, ISRO appears to launching additional satellites in the Cartosat-2 series through 2017, and ISRO's 2017 plans involve launching Cartosat 2D/2E in 2017. Cartosat-3 will now be launched on 27 November 2019.
  • Cartosat-3 is an advanced version with better spatial and spectral characteristics as compared to the Cartosat-2 series satellites.

Article Related Questions

Which of the following is/are earth observatory satellite(s)?
1.Cartosat 3
2.Resourcesat
3.RISAT
4.Oceansat
Choose the correct option

1.1 only

2.2 only

3.1, 2 and 3 only

4.1, 2, 3 and 4

Right Ans : 1, 2, 3 and 4

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