Launched by PSLV C-55 rocket- Dinamani
Singapore’s PSLV C-55 rocket carrying two satellites blasted off at 2.19 pm on Saturday.
The PSLV C-55 rocket was launched at 2.19 pm on Saturday from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Research Station in Sriharikota along with the satellites.
The 25-hour countdown began on Friday.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is also launching foreign satellites commercially. Accordingly, ISRO has entered into an MoU with Newspace India Limited to launch the Singapore-owned Telios-2 Earth observation satellite.
The satellite was launched by a PSLV C-55 rocket from the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Research Station in Sriharikota.
The 25.30-hour countdown for this started at 12.14 pm on Friday. The program’s flagship satellite, Teleos-2, has a total mass of 741 kg. It will be used for geo-observation work in Singapore.
Along with this, Singapore’s Lumlight-4, a small satellite weighing 16 kg, has also been launched. This satellite is deployed for maritime security and shipping monitoring.
Apart from this, the fourth stage of the PSLV C-55 rocket has been fitted with a space probe called Boem-2.
These probes are expected to become operational after the satellites are placed in Earth orbit. It is noteworthy that 4 organizations including ISRO and Indian Space Research Organization jointly developed the devices.