ISRO Launch | ISRO's Earth Imaging Satellite CARTOSAT-3, 13 US Nano Satellites LaunchedThe heavy-lift rocket PSLV-C47 carrying 14 satellites - one from India and 13 from the US - blasted off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh this morning. With this, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) hit a milestone of launching 300 foreign satellites. The Cartosat-3 is an agile satellite that can take high-resolution photos of the Earth. It was placed into orbit 509 km from the Earth, the ISRO said. The mission life of Cartosat-3 is five years.