PSLV-C55 Launch: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) once again hoisted its flag in the world of space on Saturday. At around 2:19 pm, two Singapore satellites TeleOS-2 and Lumilite-4 were launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
This is the 57th flight of PSLV.
The PSLV Orbital Experimental Module (POEM) took off with both these satellites. Both satellites will be installed in the lower orbit of the earth. According to the information, POEM will do some testing in the vacuum of space. This is the 57th flight of PSLV.
#WATCH | Andhra Pradesh: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launches its PSLV-C55 with two Singaporean satellites for Earth observation, from Sriharikota.
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Mission named TLEOS-2
This mission has been named TLEOS-2 mission. With this launch, the total number of foreign satellites sent into orbit has now increased to 424. An ISRO official said that India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carrying two satellites of Singapore has been launched.
First launched in 1993
This time ISRO is using PSLV-C55 rocket in launching. This is the reliable rocket of ISRO. For the first time in September 1993, this rocket was launched. Since then this satellite has been launched 56 times. The Singapore government has prepared TeleOS-2 in collaboration with the engineering students there. Its special thing is that it is capable of providing coverage in all seasons, day and night, rain and summer.
Benefiting the Global Shipping Community
Apart from this, Lumilite-4 has been built in partnership with the Infocomm Research Institute (I2R) of Singapore and the Satellite Technology and Research Center (STAR) of the National University of Singapore. It aims to enhance Singapore’s e-navigation maritime safety and benefit the global shipping community.