ISRO to launch PSLV-C56 carrying Singapore’s new imaging satellite

Source: The post is based on the article “ISRO to launch PSLV-C56 carrying Singapore’s new imaging satellite”  published in The Hindu on 25th July 2023.

What is the News?

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be launching the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C56) mission.

What is the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C56) mission?

PSLV-C56 will lift off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

It will carry Singapore’s DS-SAR satellite and six other satellites.

DS-SAR satellite has been developed under a partnership between DSTA, representing the Government of Singapore and ST Engineering. 

– The satellite carries a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) payload developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). 

– Once operational, the DS-SAR will support the satellite imagery requirements of various agencies within the Singapore government.

Six other satellites: The six other satellites include 1) VELOX-AM, a 23 kg technology demonstration microsatellite 2) ARCADE, an experimental satellite 3) SCOOB-II, a 3U nanosatellite with a technology demonstrator payload 4) NuLIoN by NuSpace, an advanced 3U nanosatellite enabling seamless IoT connectivity in both urban and remote locations 5) Galassia-2, a 3U nanosatellite set to orbit at low earth orbit and 6) ORB-12 STRIDER, a satellite developed under international collaboration.

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