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Also called Carto Sat or Cartosat 1


Designation 28649 / 05017A
Launch date 05 May 2005
Country of origin India
Mission Remote sensing
Perigee/Apogee 618 km sunsynchronous
Inclination 97.89°
Period (5 day revisit)
Launch vehicle PSLV #9

Cost: approx $57 million

Its followup, Cartosat 2, was initially planned for 2005. It will have a 1 meter resolution. It will cost Rs 2,300 million (approx $50 million)
Risat (Radar Imaging SATellite), a SAR followup was planned for 2006 (50 m resolution, 240 km swath width)

External resources

sat-index articles


Technical data


Prime contractor ISRO
Mass at launch 1560 kg
Mass in orbit  
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power 1100 W
Design lifetime 5 years

Downlink: 2245.6 MHz

Two panchromatic cameras

Resolution 2.5 m / 12000 pixel CCD
Swath width 30 km

120 gigabit onboard storage
These cameras are mounted with a tilt of +26 deg and -5 deg along the track with respect to nadir.

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