ISRO reschedules Cartosat-3 launch date to Nov 27

Sriharikota: Indian Space Research Organisation on Thursday said the launch of its earth imaging and mapping satellite Cartosat-3 along with 13 commercial nanosatellites from the United States, has been rescheduled to November 27.

The space agency had earlier announced that the launch is tentatively scheduled at 09:28 hrs IST on November 25, subject to weather conditions.

“The launch of PSLV-C47 carrying Cartosat-3 scheduled on November 25, 2019 at 09:28 hrs is rescheduled to launch on November 27, 2019, at 09:28 hrs from second launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota,” ISRO has said in an update.

The satellites would be launched by India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C47 into Sun Synchronous Orbit from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

PSLV-C47 would also carry 13 commercial nanosatellites from the United States of America as part of a commercial arrangement with NewSpace India Limited, Department of Space.d.

ISRO has said this would be the 74th launch vehicle mission from SDSC, Sriharikota.