ISRO launched three Singaporean satellites
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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 30 June successfully launched three Singaporean satellites in a commercial mission of the New Space India Limited.
It was launched in precise orbit through the PSLV Orbital Experimental Module or ‘POEM’.
This was the second launch of the year by ISRO, which put the Indian earth observation satellite into orbit in February.
What are the three Singaporean satellites?
DS-EO, a Singaporean Earth Observation Satellite
NeuSAR, Singapore’s first small commercial satellite carrying a SAR (Search and Rescue) payload
SCOOB-I satellite from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
What is POEM?
It is a platform that will help perform in-orbit experiments using the final or discarded, stage of ISRO’s workhorse rocket, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).
The PSLV is a four-stage rocket where the first three stages fall back into the ocean, and the final stage (PS4) — after launching the satellite into orbit — ends up as space junk.
In PSLV-C53 mission, the final stage will be utilised as a “stabilised platform” to perform experiments.
POEM is carrying six payloads, including two from Indian space startup Digantara and Dhruv Space.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
ISRO was set up on 15 August 1969
Chairman of ISRO: S Somnath
Headquarters of ISRO : Bengaluru, Karnataka
Space Station from where ISRO launches rockets
Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh
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