Home Videos GeoBytes - Geospatial News ISRO’s PSLV rocket set to launch six satellites into orbit for Singapore

ISRO’s PSLV rocket set to launch six satellites into orbit for Singapore

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.