PSLV-C47 carrying Cartosat-3 and 13 nanosatellites lifted off from the second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 9.28 am on Wednesday. PSLV-C47 is the 21st flight of PSLV in 'XL' configuration. Cartosat-3 was originally planned to be launched on-board PSLV in 2014. The last of Cartosat-2 Series satellite weighing 710kg was launched by PSLV-C40 last January 2018.
"I am extremely happy to declare that PSLV C47 precisely injected Cartosat 3 and 13 customer satellites in the desired orbit. I must compliment the satellite team for building such a wonderful satellite and the launch vehicle team for achieving this success," said Indian Space Research Organisation's chairperson K Sivan.