ISRO successfully launched PSLV-C56 rocket

The Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO successfully launched PSLV-C56 rocket. It carries seven Singaporean satellites.

ISRO successfully launched PSLV-C56 rocket

It was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh. The PSLV rocket has successfully deployed all seven Singaporean satellites into the near-equatorial orbit (NEO). According to ISRO, the rocket parted from the satellites around 23 minutes after liftoff. Moreover it traveled 535 kilometres before deploying them into their assigned orbits.

DS-SAR, a radar imaging earth observation satellite is a primary satellite for the mission. It was developed under a partnership between the Defence Science and Technology Agency (representing the government of Singapore) and ST Engineering.

According to ISRO, DS-SAR carries a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) payload which allows it to provide all-weather day and night coverage.

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