India Places Three Singaporean Satellites in Orbit
SRIHARIKOTA, (IANS) – India on June 30 evening successfully placed into orbit three Singaporean satellites.
This is the second successful rocket and satellite launch mission from here in 2022.
At 6.02 p.m., Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C53 (PSLV-C52) blasted off from the second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre here.
The rocket carried three satellites- the 365 kg Ds-EO as its primary passenger and the 155 kg NeuSAR and the 2.8 kg Scoob-1 of Nanyang Technological University Singapore as co-passengers.
The PSLV-C53 also carried six payloads, including two from Indian space start-ups- Digantara and Dhruva Aerospace-on its fourth stage (PS4).
With this successful mission, the PSLV rocket has launched 345 foreign satellites belonging to 36 countries since 1999.