PSLV • Cartosat-2C

 

ISRO is planning to improve their constellation of cartography satellites. Cartosat-2C is observation satellite designed by ISRO and equipped in panchromatic camera for scene-specific black and white pictures suitable for cartography. It is fourth of Cartosat-2 constellation since first launch in 2007. Cartosat-2C will operate on altitude of 630 km for five years.
With Cartosat-2C ISRO is going to launch in this mission following satellites: NEMO-AM (Nanosatellite for Earth Monitoring and Observation – Aerosol Monitoring)-satellite developed in cooperation between ISRO and UTIAS (University of Toronto, Institute for Aerospace Studies) for measuring with spectrometer level of aerosol content in the atmosphere, IMS-1B observation nanosatellite developed by ISRO, and SRE-2 (Space Capsule Recovery Experiment) capsule for conducting scientific experiments in outer space.
ISRO is planning to utilize PSLV launch vehicle for this mission. Probably due low mass of Cartosat-2C (around 690 kg) standard version of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, with six solid fueled boosters and four stages with combined liquid and solid fueling.