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ISRO successfully launches PSLV-C56 carrying seven Singapore satellites

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 19-02-2024
ISRO successfully launches PSLV-C56 carrying seven Singapore satellites Science and Technology 3 min read

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle(PSLV) -C56 rocket carrying 7 satellites of Singapore on 30 July 2023 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) Sriharikota Range (SHAR), Andhra Pradesh. This was the 58th flight of the PSLV.

  • The PSLV-C56/DS-SAR was a dedicated commercial mission of the NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) for ST Engineering, Singapore.

PSLV-C56 DS/SAR Mission: 

  • The PSLV-C56 mission carried 7 satellites of Singapore but the main satellite was DS/SAR hence the mission was called as PSLV-C56 DS/SAR Mission.

  • The DS/SAR satellite is a Radar Imaging Earth observation satellite.

The other 6 satellites are:  

  • VELOX-AM, a 23 kg technology demonstration microsatellite.

  • Arcade Atmospheric Coupling and Dynamics Explorer (ARCADE): It is an experimental satellite.

  • Scoob-2 (SCOOB-II), a 3U nanosatellite carrying a technology demonstrator payload.

  • NuLIoN by NuSpace, an advanced 3U nanosatellite that enables seamless IoT connectivity in both urban and remote locations.

  • Galasia-2, a 3U nanosatellite that will orbit the Earth in low orbit.

  • ORB-12 Strider: This satellite has been developed under an international collaboration.

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO):

  • ISRO is a space agency under the Department of Space, Government of India. It was set up to promote space technology for national development by advancing space science research and planetary exploration.

  • Established: 15 August 1969

  • Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka

  • Chairman : S. Somnath

  • Founder: Dr. Vikram Sarabhai

NewSpace India Limited (NSIL):

  • It is a public sector company set up by the government of India on 6 March 2019.

  • It is the marketing arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) which provides space based services to clients through its Earth Observation and Communication satellites.

  • It builds satellites and launches them as per the demand of the customer. 

  • Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka
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