India’s Space Agency Achieves Another Milestone with Precise Deployment of Satellites (ISRO)
Sriharikota, 30 July (City Times) : ISRO accomplished yet another remarkable milestone on Sunday with the successful launch of the PSLV-C56 rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. Carrying a significant payload of seven Singaporean satellites, the mission demonstrated ISRO’s prowess in precision satellite deployment and strengthened international collaborations in space exploration.
The mission accomplished by ISRO witnessed the PSLV-C56 vehicle placing all seven satellites accurately into their designated orbits. Expressing their gratitude, ISRO thanked the NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) and Singapore for their collaboration on the project, which marked an essential step in enhancing international cooperation in the field of space exploration.
ISRO Chairman, S Somanath, proudly announced the successful placement of the primary satellite DS-SAR, along with six co-passenger satellites, into the right orbit. DS-SAR, a radar imaging earth observation satellite, is the key satellite for this mission. It was jointly developed through a partnership between the Defence Science and Technology Agency (representing the government of Singapore) and ST Engineering.
The DS-SAR satellite is equipped with a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) payload, enabling it to provide continuous all-weather day and night coverage for earth observation purposes. The advanced capabilities of DS-SAR further bolster India’s position in the realm of satellite technology and its applications.
The launch of PSLV-C56 marked the 58th flight of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and the 17th flight in the Core Alone configuration, highlighting ISRO’s consistent dedication to innovation and exploration.
Amidst the ongoing Chandrayaan-3 mission, Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State for Science & Technology, extended his heartfelt congratulations to the ISRO team for achieving yet another milestone. In his Twitter post, he acknowledged the unwavering support of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, which has propelled ISRO to achieve a series of successful missions, contributing to India’s space prowess on a global scale.
The successful execution of PSLV-C56/DS-SAR mission further reinforces ISRO’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of space technology and exploration. As the organization continues to embark on ambitious missions, such as the Chandrayaan-3, it serves as a testament to India’s capabilities in space research and its aspirations to contribute to the betterment of humankind through cutting-edge innovations in space science and technology.