Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organisation.said that cameras on board the recently launched Cartosat-2A and the Indian Mini Satellite (IMS-1), launched by a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C9) on Monday, have begun sending pictures and the quality of these images was ''excellent.''
The PSLV-C9 launch has also created a world record by putting eight foreign nano-satellites in accurate orbits, making it a total of ten satellites in a single launch. ISRO said that telemetry data received indicated that all sub-systems on the Indian satellites were normal.
According to ISRO, on Wednesday, the hyper-spectral camera on the IMS-1 and the panchromatic camera on Cartosat-2A were switched on. The multi-spectral camera on board the IMS-1 transmitted high quality images of a wide swathe of territory from Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh to Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu.
Images transmitted from the IMS-1 also covered the area from Uttarakhand to Karnataka, passing through New Delhi and Bhopal.
The images from the Cartosat-2A covered strips of land from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh to Nuh in Haryana (south of Delhi) and Sangli in Maharashtra to the Goa coast. ''The quality of the images received at the National Remote-Sensing Agency, Hyderabad, was excellent,'' the release said
The release also said the launch of PSLV-C9 was a milestone for ISRO as it again proved the reliability and versatility of the PSLV and its ability to put satellites in different types of orbits.