ISRO to launch PSLV-C56 with Six Co-passenger Satellites
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On July 30, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is all set to launch the PSLV-C56 rocket from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.
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The PSLV-C56 mission will also carry six co-passenger satellites along with a DS-SAR satellite from Singapore.
The DS-SAR satellite, weighing 3600 kg, has been developed by DSTA and ST Engineering, representing the Government of Singapore.
It will be launched into a Near Equatorial Orbit (NEO) at an inclination of 5 degrees and an altitude of 535 km.
The DS-SAR satellite is equipped with a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) payload developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), which allows it to provide day and night coverage in all weather with 1-metre resolution at full polarimetry.
Once operational, the DS-SAR satellite will meet the satellite imagery requirements of various government agencies within Singapore.
ST Engineering will use the satellite to provide multi-responsive imagery and geospatial services for its commercial customers.
About the six co-passenger satellites
VELOX-AM: It is a technology demonstration microsatellite.
Atmospheric Coupling and Dynamics Explorer (ARCADE):This satellite is designed for experimental purposes.
Scoob-II: A 3U nanosatellite carrying a technology demonstrator payload.
NuLIoN by NuSpace: An advanced 3U nanosatellite that aims to provide seamless IoT connectivity in urban and remote locations.
Galasia-2: A 3U nanosatellite intended for low Earth orbit.
ORB-12 STRIDER: This satellite is the product of an international collaboration effort.
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO):
It is the national space agency of India, established in 1969.
It is headquartered in Bengaluru (Bangalore), Karnataka.
It launches its space rocket from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
ISRO's objectives include space exploration, earth observation, communications, navigation and scientific research.
Notable achievements include the Chandrayaan-1 mission to the Moon, the Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan), the Astrosat space observatory and the NavIC navigation satellite system.
ISRO is known for cost effective space missions and technology development.
Chairman: S Somnath
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