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The Five Characteristics of Successful Innovators

There is not much agreement about what makes an idea innovative, and what makes an innovative idea valuable. For example, discussions on whether the internet is a better invention than the wheel are more likely to reveal personal preferences than logical argumentation. Likewise, experts disagree on the type and level of innovation that is most beneficial for organizations. Somestudiessuggest that radical innovation (which does sound sexy) confers sustainable competitive advantages, butothersshow that “mild” innovation – think iPhone 5 rather than the original iPhone – is generally more effective, not least because it reduces market uncertainty. There is also inconclusive evidence on whether we should pay attention to consumers’ views, with somestudiesshowing that a customer focus is detrimental for innovation because it equates to playing catch-up, butothersarguing for it. Even Henry Ford’s famous quote on the subject – “if I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said fast…

PSLV–C37/CARTOSAT – 2 SERIES SATELLITE - DETAILS

Cartosat -2 Series Satellite
The Cartosat-2 series satellite is the primary satellite carried by PSLV-C37. This satellite is similar to the earlier four satellites of the Cartosat-2 series. After its injection into a 505 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit by PSLV-C37, the satellite was brought to operational configuration following which it began providing regular remote sensing services using its Panchromatic and Multi-spectral cameras.

The imageries from Cartosat-2 series satellite will useful for cartographic applications, urban and rural applications, coastal land use and regulation, utility management like road network monitoring, water distribution, creation of land use maps, change detection to bring out geographical and manmade features and various other Land Information System (LIS) and Geographical Information System (GIS) applications.

PSLV-C37/Cartosat-2 Series Satellite was successfully launched on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 9:28 Hrs IST from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota.

Launch Mass: 714 kg
Launch Vehicle:  PSLV-C37 / Cartosat -2 Series Satellite
Type of Satellite:  Earth Observation
Manufacturer:  ISRO
Owner:  ISRO
Application:  Earth Observation
Orbit Type: SSPO


PSLV-C37 / Cartosat -2 Series Satellite - Integration Video

Spacecraft is being loaded into thermal vacuum chamber for environmental qualification test
Cartosat-2 Series Satellite undergoing Panel Deployment Test




Fuel filling of Cartosat-2 Series Satellite in progress at SDSC SHAR
Cartosat-2 Series Satellite in a clean room at the launch centre

Lift off view




PSLV-C37 Lift off and Onboard Camera Video


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