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General News Resourcesat-2 to transmit pictures from April 28
The three cameras on board Resourcesat-2 will be switched on when the satellite passes over 3,000 km of the Indian landmass from Joshimutt in Uttarakhand to Kannur in Kerala on April 28 and they will transmit pictures to earth. The cameras have been oriented. As soon as the satellite was put into orbit, its two solar panels unfolded themselves. All operations and checking the health of Resourcesat-2, that were required to be done before the cameras are switched on, have been completed. The National Remote-Sensing Centre at Shadnagar, near Hyderabad, has been geared to receive pictures of the earth from the satellite.

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C16) placed three satellites, Resourcesat-2, Youthsat and X-Sat, in polar sun-synchronous orbit on April 20. They were functioning satisfactorily, said a press-release from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday. Commands for controlling Resourcesat-2 and Youthsat were being radioed from the ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network Centre (ISTRAC), Bangalore, which is connected to a network of stations situated in Lucknow, Mauritius, Biak in Indonesia, Svalbard in the North Pole and Troll in the South Pole.

Read more - The Hindu
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