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ISRO: Seven Singapore satellites successfully placed in orbit, DS-SAR capable of working even in bad weather

Pankaj Prasad
ISRO PSLV C56
ISRO PSLV C56

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched seven satellites, including Singapore's DS-SAR satellite, on Sunday morning.

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched seven satellites, including Singapore's DS-SAR satellite, on Sunday morning. ISRO's rocket PSLV C56 took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota at 6.30 am carrying these satellites. ISRO later announced that the mission was successful and these seven satellites from Singapore were successfully placed in the designated orbit.

ISRO said the lead satellite was separated about 23 minutes after lift-off and was followed by the separation of six other co-passenger satellites, which have been placed in the designated orbits sequentially. On the successful launch of the satellites, ISRO wrote on Twitter, PSLV-C56/DS-SAR mission: Mission completely successful. The PSLV-C56 rocket precisely launched all the seven satellites into their designated orbits. Thanks to NSIL India and Singapore for the contract.

ISRO chief congratulated on the success of the mission

ISRO chief S Somnath congratulated everyone after the success of the mission. He said that all seven satellites including the main satellite DS-SAR launched by PSLV-C56 have been successfully placed in the correct orbit.

This is a fully commercial mission of ISRO, which is being operated by NewSpace India Limited. For this the countdown started on Saturday. ISRO informed that the 360-kg DS-SAR satellite has been developed with the Singapore government's representative agency DSTA and Singapore company ST Engineering.


PSLV will be the 58th flight

In April also PSLV-C55/Teleos-2 mission was sent to Singapore. ISRO told that this will be the 58th flight of PSLV.

Know about the seven satellites

DS-SAAR: This satellite from Singapore is equipped with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAAR) instrument made by Israeli space technology companies. This satellite will work in all weather and night also and will provide data up to 1 meter surface of the earth.
Velox-AM: This 23 kg micro satellite is being sent for technology demonstration. Arcade Atmosphere Coupling and Dynamic Explorer: This is an experimental satellite.
Scoob-2: This 3U nano satellite is equipped with a technology demonstration instrument.
Glassia-2: This is also a 3U nano satellite, which will orbit in the lower orbit of the Earth.
ORB-12 Strider: This satellite is made in international cooperation.