Following its successful launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has achieved a significant milestone by deploying all seven Singaporean satellites into the near-equatorial orbit (NEO). The PSLV rocket, operated by ISRO, carried out the mission flawlessly, and approximately 23 minutes after liftoff, the satellites were released from the rocket. Travelling a distance of 535 km, ISRO successfully placed each satellite into their intended orbits, showcasing yet another impressive feat in the realm of space exploration.
In collaboration with the Government of Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency and ST Engineering, the DS-SAR satellite has been developed. This advanced satellite is set to be launched into a near-equatorial orbit (NEO) with an inclination of 5 degrees at an altitude of 535 km.
According to ISRO, upon deployment and activation, the DS-SAR satellite will play a crucial role in fulfilling the satellite imagery needs of multiple agencies within the Singaporean government.
The mission is successfully accomplished.
PSLV-C56 vehicle launched all seven satellites precisely into their intended orbits. 🎯
Thanks to @NSIL_India and Singapore, for the contract.
— ISRO (@isro) July 30, 2023
In addition to the DS-SAR satellite, the PSLV-C56 mission carries six co-passenger customer satellites, each serving diverse purposes:
VELOX-AM: This 23 kg technology demonstration microsatellite aims to showcase various advanced technologies.
ARCADE: As an experimental satellite, ARCADE will study atmospheric coupling and dynamics.
SCOOB-II: This 3U nanosatellite carries a technology demonstrator payload for testing innovative systems.
NuLIoN by NuSpace: An advanced 3U nanosatellite designed to facilitate seamless IoT connectivity, catering to both urban and remote areas.
Galassia-2: A 3U nanosatellite, which will be positioned in low earth orbit, carrying out its designated mission.
ORB-12 STRIDER: This satellite is a result of an international collaboration effort, boasting advanced features and functionalities.
This marks the 58th flight of the PSLV and its 17th flight in the core-alone configuration.