Recently, the PSLV-C56, carrying Singapore’s DS- SAR satellite and six other satellites, was successfully launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
About the mission
- Vehicle used: PSLV-C56
- Launched date: July 30, 2023
- Launched by: Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
- Launch base: Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR(SDSC SHAR), Sriharikota
|Payloads onboard PSLV-C56
||DSTA-ST Engineering, Singapore
||Aliena Private Limited, Singapore
||NuSpace Private Limited, Singapore
- PSLV-C56 is configured in its core-alone mode, launched DS-SAR, a 360 kg satellite into a Near-equatorial Orbit (NEO) at 5 degrees inclination and 535 km altitude.
- It was the 58th flight of PSLV and using the 17th vehicle with Core Alone Configuration.
- The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) has acquired the nickname “Workhorse of ISRO” for reliably launching numerous satellites into low-Earth orbit.
- PSLV-C56/DS-SAR is the Dedicated Commercial Mission of New Space India Limited (NSIL), a commercial arm of the ISRO, for ST Engineering, Singapore.