ISRO is set to launch its seventh and last of the regional navigation spacecraft on April 28, The Space Agency has lined up a record-making feat towards the end of May.
- The Space Organisation will put Indian Spacecraft as well as 21 small and mostly foreign commercial satellites into the orbit by PSLV-C33 launcher.
- Earth observing, high-resolution Cartosat-2C weighing around 700 kg.
- The Satellite Cartosat-2C will give a resolution of about 60 cm, it is the best Indian eye yet in the sky. This will cater to the country’s military requirements.
- Castrosat’s camera can spot objects that are 60 cm wide from its orbit of around 600 km.
- On behalf of ISRO mission, PSLV has launched 10 spacecraft’s including eight small foreign ones in April 2008. It also launched six small Singapore satellites into orbit in last December.
- NASA holds the 2013 record for placing the highest number 29 of mostly small customer satellites in orbit on a Minotaur launcher.
- The upcoming mission of the ISRO would carry Lapan A3 of Indonesia, Biros of Germany, SKYSAT GEN of US, and MVV of Germany among the micro satellites.
- Founder: Vikram Sarabhai
- Inception: 1969
- Chairman: Kiran Kumar