THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - CARTOSAT-2A -
Full Name Cartography Satellite - 2A Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies ISRO Launch Date 28 Apr 2008
Mission Links EOL Date Apr 2017
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 97.4 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 97.87 deg
Orbit Altitude 635 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 9:30 Repeat Cycle 5 days
Objectives and Applications High precision large-scale cartographic mapping of 1:10000 scale and thematic applications (with merged XS data) at 1:4000 scales.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
LandAlbedo and reflectance PAN (Cartosat-2A/2B)
Landscape topography PAN (Cartosat-2A/2B)
Multi-purpose imagery (land) PAN (Cartosat-2A/2B)
Mission Instruments
PAN (Cartosat-2A/2B) - Panchromatic Camera
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