NEW DELHI – India is planning to launch Cartosat-2A, a remote sensing satellite equipped with high-resolution cameras, on April 28. Identical to the mapping satellite Cartosat-2, which was launched in January 2007, the 680-kilogram (1,500 pound) Cartosat-2A will be placed in a polar orbit at an altitude of 630 kilometers (391 miles). Cartosat-2A will have a panchromatic camera capable of providing scene-specific spot imagery for cartographic and other applications at better than ...

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