Mission typeEarth observation
COSPAR ID2017-036C Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.42767
Mission duration5 years (planned)
6 years, 11 months and 23 days (in progress)
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerIndian Space Research Organisation
Launch mass712 kg (1,570 lb) [2]
Power986 watts
Start of mission
Launch date23 June 2017, 03:59 UTC[3]
Launch siteSatish Dhawan Space Centre, First Launch Pad (FLP)
ContractorIndian Space Research Organisation
Entered service23 September 2017
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeSun-synchronous orbit
Perigee altitude495 km (308 mi)
Apogee altitude510 km (320 mi)
Period94.72 minutes

Cartosat-2E is an Earth observation satellite developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and is the seventh in the Cartosat series.[4] It is designed to collect high-resolution, large-scale imagery for use in urban planning, infrastructure development, utilities planning, and traffic management.[5]


Cartosat-2E carries three primary instruments: the Panchromatic Camera (PAN), the High-Resolution Multi-Spectral radiometer (HRMX), and the Event Monitoring camera (EvM).


The satellite was launched on 23 June 2017, along with NIUSAT and 29 other satellites, aboard a PSLV-XL, PSLV-C38 launch vehicle from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad.[3][9] With a mass of 712 kg (1,570 lb), it is deployed into a 505 km (314 mi) Sun-synchronous orbit for a five-year primary mission.[2] India has allocated ₹160 crore (US$25 million in 2017) for the project.[10]

See also


  1. ^ "Cartosat 2, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F". Gunter's Space Page. 7 July 2020. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b "PSLV-C38: Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Brochure" (PDF). ISRO. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 July 2021. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  3. ^ a b Graham, William (22 June 2017). "PSLV rocket launches Cartosat 2E and 30 small sats". Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Satellite: Cartosat-2E". World Meteorological Organization. 4 January 2020. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
  5. ^ "ISRO anticipates high resolution images from Cartosat satellites". The Hindu. 8 May 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Instrument: PAN (CartoSat 2C/2D)". World Meteorological Organization. 11 June 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Instrument: HRMX". World Meteorological Organization. 6 January 2020. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Instrument: EvM". World Meteorological Organization. 4 January 2020. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
  9. ^ Prasannal, Laxmi (15 June 2017). "ISRO to launch 'Cartosat-2E' on board PSLV-C38 on June 23". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Space Projects Initiated/Pending Completion". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2016.