Mission typeEarth observation
COSPAR ID2010-035A
SATCAT no.36795
WebsiteCartosat-2B webpage
Mission durationPlanned: 5 years
Elapsed: 10 years, 3 months, 19 days
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass694 kg (1,530 lb)[2][3]
Dry mass630 kg (1,389 lb)[3]
Power930 watts[2][3]
Start of mission
Launch date12 July 2010, 03:52 (2010-07-12UTC03:52) UTC[4]
RocketPSLV-CA C15[5]
Launch siteSatish Dhawan FLP[5]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Perigee altitude623 km (387 mi)
Apogee altitude644 km (400 mi)
Period94.72 minutes
Epoch19 June 2017, 10:27:17 UTC[6]
Cartosat series

CARTOSAT 2B is an Earth observation satellite in a sun-synchronous orbit and the fourth of the Cartosat series of satellites. The satellite is the seventeenth satellite in the Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellite series to be built by the Indian Space Research Organisation.[7] It was launched along with the 116 kg Algerian satellite, one nano satellite each from Canada and Switzerland, and StudSat, a pico satellite, on 12 July 2010 in a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket from the spaceport at Sriharikota.[8]

The satellite carries a panchromatic (PAN) camera capable of taking black-and-white pictures in the visible region of electromagnetic spectrum. The highly agile CARTOSAT-2B can be steered up to 26 degrees along as well as across the direction of its movement to facilitate imaging of any area more frequently.

See also


  1. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "Cartosat 2, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Cartosat-2B". Indian Space Research Agency. 12 July 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Satellite: CartoSat-2B". World Meteorological Organization. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Cartosat 2B - Trajectory Details". National Space Science Data Center. NASA. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  5. ^ a b "PSLV-C15/Cartosat-2B Mission Brochure" (PDF). Indian Space Research Organisation. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  6. ^ "CARTOSAT 2B - Orbit". Heavens-Above. 19 June 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 January 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "ISRO to launch more satellites this year". The Times of India. 12 July 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2010.