|Mission type||Earth observation|
Planned: 5 years |
Elapsed: 1 year, 7 months, 29 days
|Launch mass||712 kg (1,570 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||15 February 2017, 03:58UTC|
|Launch site||Satish Dhawan FLP|
|Perigee||504 km (313 mi)|
|Apogee||512 km (318 mi)|
|Epoch||19 June 2017, 14:07:22 UTC|
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.
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