NEW DELHI, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- India will launch a third generation agile advanced satellite Cartosat-3 having high resolution imaging capability and 13 U.S. commercial nano-satellites on Monday, confirmed sources at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Tuesday.
The launch vehicle will be carrying 13 commercial nano-satellites from the United States as part of commercial arrangement between the two sides.
The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C47 will launch the Cartosat-3 and 13 commercial nanosatellites into Sun Synchronous orbit from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota, at 0928 hours on Monday, said an ISRO statement.
PSLV-C47 is the 21st flight of PSLV in 'XL' configuration, with six solid strap-on motors. This will be the 74th launch vehicle mission from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota, added the statement.
The satellite will be placed in an orbit of 509 km at an inclination of 97.5 degree.