18 Jun '16, 2pm

India to Launch A High Resolution Surveillance Spy Satellite

India to Launch A High Resolution Surveillance Spy Satellite

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C34) will soon be tasked with carrying a record-breaking 22 satellites. These will include the Cartosat-2 series surveillance satellite, which is accurate enough to give India the ability to track individual people. The 727.5 kg multi-purpose satellite for Earth observation has a ground sample distance resolution of 0.65 meters, the highest-ever resolution among panchromatic and multi-spectral cameras used for observing objects on the ground. Dr. M.N Vahiya, a scientist at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, is of the opinion that in all probability, the satellite will be used for military purposes. "It will almost certainly be used for defense purposes. Given its resolution of 0.65 meters, it would be capable of monitoring minute details, like the movement of persons, if images are taken at quick intervals. The governme...

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