To enhance surveillance capabilities of India, ISRO will launch five military satellites this year. As the 2019 already began with two DRDO satellites being lifted off, the satellites are scheduled to launch four new series Risat satellites and an advanced Cartosat-3 satellite.
Confirming the launch, ISRO chairman K Sivan says, “In May PSLV-C46 rocket will launch Risat- 2B and PSLV – C47 will launch Cartosat-3 in June end. Cartosat-3 is the advanced version with the capability to zoom up to a resolution of 0.2 metre, which is considered the best in the world”
The resolution of Cartosat-3 will be so refined that it will be able to capture clear images of small objects like a gun. Sivan also confirmed that Risat-2BR1 will be launched in July. Risat 2BR2 in October and Risat-1A in November.
“We will launch a new series of remote sensing satellite Gisat-1 and Gisat-2 in September and November which have both military and civilian use.