ISRO set to launch six Singaporean satellites on Wednesday
Satellites will be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in the spaceport of Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota
The satellites will be put into orbit by ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)-PSLV-C29 on reaching 550 kms from the earth’s surface
The satellites would be launched one after another, 30 seconds apart to avoid collision and set a distance of about 20 kilometres between them
Satellites will be used for urban planning, communication and disaster management and monitoring
The satellite can capture images of Singapore once every 100 minutes and tracks threats in the sea and air
Of the six satellites, TeLEOS-1 is the primary satellite weighing 400 kgs
As the other five satellites include two micro-satellites and three nano-satellites.
TeLEOS-1 is the first Singapore commercial earth observation satellite
Antrix Corporation Ltd, the commercial arm of ISRO, has provided launch services in PSLV for 51 customer satellites from 20 countries so far.