ISRO launches PSLV-C38 with 31 satellites


ISRO successfully launched India’s earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 with 30 nano satellites-29 of them from 15 different countries from Sriharikota launch pad in Andhra Pradesh. Cartosat 2 will orbit the earth from 500km above,and will be capable of counting the numbers of army tanks in the enemy territories. With hostile borders and uneasy ties with neighbouring countries, Cartosat-2 will be handy for the Indian armed forces to identify unusual activities across the border and would help to curb terrorism and conduct surgical strikes.With India increasingly turning vigilant, Cartosat-2 called the eye in the sky will help to build the monitoring capacity for the security agencies.

The PSLV has also successful carried 29 other small satellites from different countries including US and Chile.Its the 40th flight of the 44 meter tall and 320-ton rocket to space.The launched marked the second highest number of payloads in a single flight after ISRO launched 104 satellites on 15 February this year.