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Satellite details
Acronym CartoSat-2A
Full name CartoSat-2A
Satellite Description
  • 3rd flight unit of the CartoSat programme. 1st of the CartoSat-2 series, so re-named starting from 5 May 2005. 
  • Main mission: land observation.
Mass at launch 690 kg Dry mass 626 kg
Power 900 W
Data access link
Data access information
  • Direct reception at appointed ground stations in X-band.
  • Off-line data distribution by ISRO
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 635 km
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Space agency ISRO
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 28 Apr 2008 EOL ≥2022
Last update: 2021-12-27
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on CartoSat-2A

Acronym Full name
PAN Panchromatic Camera
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