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ISRO to launch Cartosat-3

Cartosat-3 ,  an advanced earth imaging and mapping satellite would be launch by ISRO  on Nov 25.   Cartosat-3 will be launch along with 13 commercial nano satellites from the US.  The 1,560 kg satellite will have 13 small U.S. customer satellites riding as secondary passengers. They will be placed in a polar orbit. The satellite ..


Odisha: Flood Hazard Atlas

The state of Odisha has come out with a unique flood hazard atlas based on the historic flood inundation data captured through satellite imagery over the period from 2001 to 2018. All the satellite images from the combined flood layers from 18 years were integrated into flood hazard layer to represent the observed flood-inundated areas ..


European Space Agency launches wind- sensing satellite “Aeolus” into orbit from French Guyana to track global winds

The European Space Agency (ESA) has launched a wind- sensing satellite “Aeolus” into orbit from French Guyana to track global winds. The satellite will be placed at an altitude of 320 Km above the Earth. The launch is part of the Copernicus project, a joint effort by the European Union and the European Space Agency ..


India’s decision to join Europe’s satellite data sharing pool

India has joined Europe’s mega global arrangement of sharing data from Earth observation satellites, called Copernicus. Data from a band of Indian remote sensing satellites will be available to the European Copernicus programme while designated Indian institutional users will in return get to access free data from Europe’s six Sentinel satellites and those of other ..


ISRO launches Cartosat 2 Series satellite into space

ISRO has successfully launched weather observation satellite Cartosat 2 Series and 29 other spacecraft into the space from its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-40 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The Cartosat-2 series satellite will provide high-resolution scene specific spot imageries. The images will be used for cartographic applications, ..


Europe’s most recent spacecraft to track weather in orbit

The most recent spacecraft in Europe’s long-running Meteosat series has moved into orbit on an Ariane rocket. The spacecraft being guided into a position about 36,000 kms above the Earth from where it can keep an unceasing eye on developing weather systems. Since 1977, this spacecraft is the 10th Meteosat platform to go into service. ..