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Mission typeEarth observation
COSPAR ID2017-008A
SATCAT no.41948
WebsitePSLV-C37 webpage
Mission durationPlanned: 5 years
Elapsed: 2 years, 4 months, 28 days
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass712 kg (1,570 lb)[2]
Power986 watts[2]
Start of mission
Launch date15 February 2017, 03:58 (2017-02-15UTC03:58) UTC[3]
RocketPSLV-XL C37[2]
Launch siteSatish Dhawan FLP[2]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Perigee altitude504 km (313 mi)
Apogee altitude512 km (318 mi)
Period94.72 minutes
Epoch19 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.