Singapore’s High Commissioner to India, Simon Wong, congratulated the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on the successful launch of the PSLV-C56 on Friday. He mentioned that the rocket orbited seven satellites built by the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), ST Engineering, Singapore’s universities, and private business.
“PSLV-C56/DS-SAR Mission: The mission was completed successfully.” All seven satellites were precisely launched into their intended orbits by PSLV-C56 vehicles. This is the 58th PSLV flight overall and the 17th with the Core Alone configuration. To ensure a shorter orbital life, the top stage of the rocket was placed in lower orbit after injecting all of the satellites. According to ISRO, the PSLV-C56 was launched from the First Launch Pad (FLP) at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Srihari Kota.
According to a previous ISRO publication, all satellites would be put into a 535 km circular orbit with a 5 orbital inclination. The DS-SAR satellite was created through a collaboration between DSTA (representing the Singapore Government) and ST Engineering. It will be utilized to support the satellite imaging requirements of various entities within the Singapore government once it is installed and operational.
Dr. Subba Rao Pavuluri stressed that ATL is completely dedicated to supporting the country’s space sector efforts and other important projects as part of India’s goal of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat.’