For quite some time now, India has been bracing itself for the launch of Cartosat 2A, so called weather satellite. But is it so? The kind of specifications like less than 1 metre resolution with a swath of 10 km, all weather photography and adavanced imaging & its processing. Cartosat @ had storage capacity of 120 GB, considering that 2A may have lot more than that.
It is said to piggy back ride with Israel's spy satellite some time in firsat quarter of next calendar year. The kind of technology incorporated in the satellite does give rise to speculations of its intended use. Now with ISRO making statements like " We are not concerned with what user does with the data generated from the satellite" gives strength to the suspicions as Indian Governemtn will be the prime agency using its data..
The kind of delay in launching Israelly satellite along with Cartosat 2A also gives hints that India is trying to tie up with Israel for possible use of data generated by cartosat 2A by both India & Israel in amicable ways. that ways India will be able to reduce launch costs by piggybacking, recover money spent on making satellite by clinching intelligence deal with Israel..
Quite an intelligent move....