The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bangalore. Its vision is to "harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration."
Cartosat-3 is an advanced remote sensing satellite with high resolution imaging capability developed by ISRO. It's designed as a follow-on to the Cartosat-2 series. Many new technologies/elements were developed for it like highly agile structural platform, payload platform, higher rate data handling and transmission systems, advanced onboard computer and new power electronics, dual gimbal antenna, etc. This mission also carries 13 rideshare payloads, including 12 SuperDove cubesats and a technology demonstration Meshbed cubesat.