On Thursday 30th Jun 2022 at 18:02 hours IST, India successfully placed into orbit three Singaporean satellites exactly as planned, which will make it the second successful rocket and satellite launch mission in 2022.
It was the PSLV-C53 rocket which took up the Satellites into space from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. And with this successful mission, the PSLV rocket has launched 345 foreign satellites in 36 countries since 1999.
Satellites, which are part in this mission are:
- The DS-EO carries an electro-optic, multi-spectral payload with 0.5 m resolution imaging capability, while the NeuSAR is Singapore's first small commercial satellite carrying a SAR payload that is capable of providing images 24 hours a day and in all weather conditions.
- The SCOOB-I satellite is the first in the Student Satellite Series (S3-I) - a hands-on student training program from the NTU's Satellite Research Centre (SaRC).
- And a PSLV Orbital Experimental Module (POEM) orbiting the earth as a stabilised platform
"The PSLV C53 rocket has placed the customer satellites in a precise orbit. The PS4 will write some 'POEMs' in space," said ISRO Chairman S. Somanath said after confirming that the space mission achieved its set objectives.