The Indian Remote Sensing Satellite CartoSat-1 (also known as IRS-P5) was successfully launched into polar orbit on 5 May 2005. The payload was lifted by the PSLV-C6 and for the first time the new Second Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre was used.
The satellite has two panchromatic cameras that were especially designed for in flight stereo viewing.
ESA through its Earthnet Third Party Missions (TPM) programme is launching an ad-hoc call for R&D applications with high resolution Digital Surface Model (DSM) products based on CartoSat-1 data.
The call for proposals is now open and will close on 25 May 2018.
17 March 2017
The IRS-1C/1D and ResourceSat-1 archive, ResourceSat-2 and CartoSat-1 archive and new acquisitions data are now available to the scientific user community.
Mission Facts and Figures