The Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO ) announced the launching of 31 satellites including foreign nano-satellites. ISRO will also launch Cartosat-2E , an earth observation satellite, this Friday along with the other nano-satellites.This is another launch by the ISRO within this month launching GSLV Mk-III, a heavy rocket, earlier. The satellites will be placed in 505 km polar sun synchronous orbit. The rocket will be taking off in the morning from Sriharikota spaceport.The Cartosat-2E is the sixth satellite in the Cartosat-2 series. It will be providing regular remote sensing services using its panchromatic and multi-spectral cameras. The images sent will enhance the GIS (Geographical information system), LIS (Land information system) applications along with other applications such as rural, urban, utility management, etc.
While it includes 29 nano-satellites from 14 different countries, it will also be carrying a nano satellite from India made by students of Noorul Islam University in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu.
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