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Mission type Earth observation
Operator ISRO
COSPAR ID 2017-008A
SATCAT no. 41948
Website PSLV-C37 webpage
Mission duration Planned: 5 years
Elapsed: 1 year, 7 months, 29 days
Spacecraft properties
Bus IRS-2[1]
Manufacturer ISRO
Launch mass 712 kg (1,570 lb)[2]
Power 986 watts[2]
Start of mission
Launch date 15 February 2017, 03:58 (2017-02-15UTC03:58) UTC[3]
Rocket PSLV-XL C37[2]
Launch site Satish Dhawan FLP[2]
Contractor ISRO
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Sun-synchronous
Eccentricity 0.0006107
Perigee 504 km (313 mi)
Apogee 512 km (318 mi)
Inclination 97.4936°
Period 94.72 minutes
Epoch 19 June 2017, 14:07:22 UTC[4]
Cartosat series

Cartosat-2D is an Earth observation satellite in a sun-synchronous orbit and the fifth of the Cartosat series of satellites. The satellite is built, launched and maintained by the Indian Space Research Organisation. It was launched by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle - C37 on 15 February 2017 along with two Indian nanosatellites (INS-1A and INS-1B) and 101 nanosatellites belonging to research facilities in United States of America, Kazakhstan, Israel, The Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "Cartosat 2, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e "PSLV-C37: Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Brochure" (PDF). Indian Space Research Organisation. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  3. ^ "PSLV-C37 / Cartosat -2 Series Satellite". Indian Space Research Agency. 15 February 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Object A - Orbit". Heavens-Above. 19 June 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.