ISRO Successfully sends Seven Foreign Satellites into Orbit on PSLV-C56


The PSLV-C56 mission, the second significant launch by the Indian space agency in two weeks following the Chandrayaan-3 mission to the Moon on July 14 from Sriharikota, was launched in the wee hours of Sunday from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

On its 56th flight into orbit, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C56) of the Indian orbit Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched seven foreign satellites on Sunday. The accomplishment of ISRO represents a crucial turning point in India’s progress in space science.

The DS-SAR satellite will satisfy the imagery needs of many Singapore government agencies and ST Engineering’s commercial clients thanks to a partnership between DSTA, speaking on behalf of the Government of Singapore, and ST Engineering.

Under the terms of a contract with New Space India Limited (NSIL), ISRO executed the launch. The launch on Sunday morning was the 431st international satellite launch from India by ISRO and the fourth special PSLV mission for the Singaporean government.

After around 20 minutes of launch from Sriharikota, all seven satellites were successfully positioned in their intended orbit.

At a height of 535 km, the 360 kg DS-SAR satellite was launched into a NEO (near equatorial orbit).

It is equipped with a SAR payload made by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), allowing for day and nighttime coverage in all weather conditions and imaging with a resolution of 1 m at full polarimetry.

The high-resolution capabilities of the satellite will allow the Singaporean government to assess the damage brought on by natural disasters, monitor land use, track deforestation, and support security and defence missions. The satellite can be used by businesses to assess infrastructure, monitor agriculture, and conduct oil and gas exploration.

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