According to CCTV reports, Beijing time today at 9:00, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in the Satish Dhawan space launch site using a PSLV-CA C56 launch vehicle successfully launched seven Singapore satellites.
The mission was India’s sixth launch of the year, the 58th flight of the PSLV family of rockets and the 17th flight of the PSLV-CA model.
▲ Source: ISRO
PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) is one of the two main rockets of Indian space, and there are also sub-models of PSLV-G, PSLV-XL, and PSLV-CA, of which the LEO capacity of the CA model can reach 2.1 tonnes.
According to the introduction, the seven satellites include the main satellite DS-SAR and six secondary passenger satellites. DS-SAR is a radar-imaging Earth observation satellite developed by DSTA, a Singaporean government agency, and ST Engineering, and it will be used to support the satellite imagery needs of various agencies within the Singaporean government.
DS-SAR carries a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) payload developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), which will be used by ST Engineering to provide multi-modal and more responsive imagery and geospatial services to its commercial customers.
According to ISRO, this enables DS-SAR to provide all-weather day and night coverage and to image at 1m resolution in full polarisation measurements.