The ISRO efficiently launched its PSLV-C56 rocket carrying seven Singaporean satellites from Satish Dhawan Area Centre at Sriharikota on Sunday. The satellites have been positioned into their meant orbits.
The lift-off occurred after a 25-hour countdown that commenced on Saturday. The 44.4-metre tall rocket lifted off from the primary launch pad on the spaceport at 6.31 am. Twenty-three minutes after lift-off, the first satellite tv for pc received separated and it was adopted by six different co-passenger satellites, which have been deployed into the meant orbits sequentially, ISRO mentioned.
“PSLV-C56/DS-SAR Mission: The mission is efficiently completed. PSLV-C56 car launched all seven satellites exactly into their meant orbits. Because of @NSIL_India and Singapore, for the contract,” a tweet by the house company learn.
“After injecting all of the Singapore satellites into the meant orbit at an altitude of about 536 km, the higher stage of the rocket will likely be positioned in decrease orbit to make sure its lowered orbital life at an altitude of about 300 km,” ISRO mentioned in a press release.
The PSLV-C56 / DS-SAR was the Devoted Business Mission of NewSpace India Restricted (NSIL) for ST Engineering, Singapore. Whereas DS-SAR, a Radar Imaging Earth Commentary satellite tv for pc, is the first one, six different co-passenger buyer satellites have been additionally positioned in orbit. The DS-SAR satellite tv for pc carries a Artificial Aperture Radar (SAR) payload developed by Israel Aerospace Industries. This permits DS-SAR to offer for all-weather day-and-night protection and is able to imaging at 1-metre decision.
The DS-SAR satellite tv for pc will likely be used to help the satellite tv for pc imagery necessities of assorted companies in Singapore.
That is the 58th flight of PSLV and the seventeenth flight of PSLV in Core Alone configuration. The Core Alone model of the rocket means the car wouldn’t use stable strap-on motors on its sides within the first stage as in comparison with different variants like PSLV-XL, QL, and DL which use six, 4 or two boosters, respectively.
The co-passenger satellites are 1. VELOX-AM, a 23-kg know-how demonstration microsatellite, 2. Atmospheric Coupling and Dynamics Explorer (ARCADE), an experimental satellite tv for pc 3. SCOOB-II, a 3U nanosatellite flying a know-how demonstrator payload, 4. NULloN by NuSpace, a complicated 3U nanosatellite enabling seamless Web of Issues connectivity in each city and distant places, 5. Galassia-2, a 3U nanosatellite that will be orbiting at low earth orbit and 6. ORB-12 STRIDER, a satellite tv for pc developed below worldwide collaboration.
The ISRO mentioned it can try a singular experiment utilizing the fourth stage of the PSLV-C56 rocket. Whereas the mission is a follow-up to the PSLV-C55 TeLEOS-2 mission launched in April this 12 months, scientists in as we speak’s mission will attempt to place the fourth stage of the PSLV rocket in a decrease orbit.
“PS4 (fourth stage) will likely be de-orbited to Low Earth round orbit in a 300×300 km, utilizing not noted propellants to cut back orbital lifetime of spent PS4 stage,” ISRO mentioned.
In April, in the course of the launch of PSLVC55 mission in April, scientists efficiently carried out one other distinctive experiment the place the fourth stage of the PSLV rocket was utilised as an orbital platform to hold out scientific experiments utilizing the PSLV Orbital Experimental Module (POEM) within the rocket.
(With inputs from PTI)