The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch a high-resolution remote-sensing satellite Cartosat-2B, which will aid in infrastructure and urban planning.

The satellite with a 0.8m resolution will be launched on a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), according to the Press Trust of India.

The satellite will add to the capability of Cartosat-2 and Cartosat 2A, launched in 2007 and 2008 respectively.

ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan said the launch is expected by the end of March or mid-April 2010 and the date will be finalised at the mission readiness review on 10 February 2010.

“The advantage is when you have three satellites, you get more coverage in a day from different locations,” Radhakrishnan said.