The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) achieved another milestone on Sunday as it successfully launched its PSLV-C56 rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. The rocket carried a total of seven Singaporean satellites, marking a significant step in India’s space exploration journey. The mission, which involved precise orbital placements, garnered praise from ISRO and its collaborators.
Shortly after the launch, ISRO took to Twitter to announce the successful completion of the mission. The PSLV-C56 vehicle delivered all seven satellites accurately into their intended orbits. Expressing gratitude to NSIL (New Space India Limited) and Singapore for their contract involvement, ISRO celebrated the seamless execution of the launch.
ISRO Chief S Somanath confirmed that PSLV-C56 had accomplished its mission flawlessly. Among the satellites on board, the primary satellite DS-SAR, a radar imaging earth observation satellite, stood as a crucial component. Additionally, the rocket carried six co-passenger satellites that were deployed alongside DS-SAR.
The launch proceeded smoothly, with the rocket successfully separating from the satellites approximately 23 minutes after lift-off. As it traveled a distance of 535 km, the satellites were meticulously deployed into their intended orbits. The precision of this process is essential for the satellites to carry out their designated tasks effectively.
ISRO also confirmed the successful completion of the PS4 stage de-orbiting experiment. This particular phase is crucial in ensuring the responsible disposal of rocket stages after they have fulfilled their role in the launch. By de-orbiting the PS4 stage, ISRO demonstrated its commitment to sustainable and responsible space practices.
The primary satellite, DS-SAR, holds significant importance in the mission. Developed through a partnership between the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), representing the government of Singapore, and ST Engineering, DS-SAR is a radar imaging earth observation satellite. It is expected to play a crucial role in various earth observation applications, providing valuable data for scientific and practical purposes.
ISRO’s successful launch of the PSLV-C56 rocket carrying seven Singaporean satellites marks yet another remarkable achievement in India‘s space exploration endeavors. With precise orbital placements and the successful deployment of the satellites, ISRO has once again demonstrated its capabilities and commitment to advancing space technology. The mission’s success brings pride to both ISRO and its partners, and it represents a significant step in strengthening international collaborations in space exploration and research. As India’s space agency continues to make strides in space exploration, the future of space technology and research looks brighter than ever before.