ISRO successfully launches PSLV-C38 for 'earth observation'

| Updated: Jun 23, 2017 15:42 IST

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) [India], June 23 (ANI): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday successfully launched Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C38) for earth observation from here. The PSLV-C38, is carrying 712 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation and 30 co-passenger nano satellites, weighing about 243 kg, the total weight of all these satellites carried by the PSLV-C38 is about 955 kg. The co-passenger nano satellites belong from 14 different nations, including countries like-Austria, Belgium, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and India. Cartosat-2 is a remote sensing satellite and its major objective is to provide high-resolution scene specific spot imagery. (ANI)