[image] Launch Date : May 5, 2005 by indigenous PSLV rocket


It has carried two state-of-the-art Panchromatic (PAN) cameras with 2.5 m resolution with fore-aft stereo capability. The swath covered by these high resolution PAN cameras is 30 km. This mission will cater the needs of cartographers and terrain modelling applications. The satellite will provide cadastral level information upto 1:5000 scale and will be useful for making 2-5 m contour maps. The Cartosat-1 also carried a solid state recorder with a capacity of 120 Gigz Bits to store the images taken by its cameras.