Cartosat-1 Goes Up

A year ago, ISRO announced Cartosat-1. Yesterday, on May 05, our PSLV put it in orbit along with another micro-satellite (HAMSAT) while the President watched on from the Mission Control Centre. Reuters’ story has a cool photograph of the PSLV launching off with the Cartosat-1 remote sensing satellite. Read the ISRO’s official press release for more info on the launch.

The launch also marked the inauguration of Satish Dhawan Space Centre at SHAR, Sriharikota and the first launch for the Second Launch Pad.

ISRO has a nice informative brochure on PSLV, Cartosat-1 and HAMSAT online including a lot of photos and graphics. For anybody who’s not aware of the history of remote sensing activities of Indian space program, it provides a nice primer as well.

Update: Interesting discussion at /.
Update: Fixed the empty link to ISRO. 😛

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