HYDERABAD: The Chief
Minister Dr K Rosaiah today congratulated the ISRO Scientists for successfully
placed into orbit India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-15, the remote
sensing satellite Cartosat-2B and four other satellites, after a perfect lift
off from the space-port in Sriharikota.
In a special message to
ISRO Chairman Dr. K Radhakrishnan, the Chief Minister said "A perfect launch to
the precision. It is a wonderful achievement. The ISRO has made the country
proud. I am sure you and the team of scientists at the ISRO and at Sriharikota
worked hard for this wonderful achievement. I am sure ISRO will succeed further
in its space exploration journey".
The Chief Minister is happy
that the Cartosat-2B carries a panchromatic camera which is capable of imaging a
swath (geographical strip of land) of 9.6 km with a resolution of 0.8 metre. The
multiple spot scene imagery sent by Cartosat-2B camera would also be useful for
village/cadastral level resource assessment and mapping, detailed urban and
infrastructure planning and development, transportation system planning,
preparation of large-scale cartographic maps, preparation of micro watershed
development plans and monitoring of development works of village".
Dr Rosaiah is also happy
that a set of four satellites including Studsat built by students of seven
engineering colleges in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Alsat from Algeria, two
nano satellites from Canada and Switzerland, and a pico (very small) satellite
called Oceansat 2 accompanied Cartosat 2 B on its trip to orbit.
Minister wished the ISRO scientists more success in their future planned