The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched three satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota. The satellites – all are from Singapore – were launched on the PSLV-C53; PSLV stands for Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.

ISRO earlier said this would be the second dedicated commercial mission of its commercial arm. The New Space India Limited (NSIL), and the 55th involving India’s space workhorse the PSLV. The DS-EO, NeuSAR belongs to Singapore and was built by the Republic of Korea’s Starec Initiative.

The Scoob-1 is 2.8 kg of Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The DS-EO carries an electro-optic, multi-spectral payload with 0.5 m resolution imaging capability. 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). The Lunch accompanies the PSLV Orbital Experimental Module (POEM) orbiting the earth as a stabilised platform. The POEM uses the spent PS4 stage as an orbital platform.

This is the first time it will orbit the earth as a stabilised platform. This will be the second PSLV mission of the year. In February ISRO launched PSLV-C52 with the Earth observation satellite EOS-04 and two smaller satellites.

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