ISRO prepares for a PSLV mission with seven satellites following the successful launch of CHANDRAYAAN-3.

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On Saturday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched the PSLV Orbital Experimental Module (POEM) PSLV-C55 mission from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, using Singapore’s TeLEOS-2 as the primary satellite and Lumilite-4 as a co-passenger satellite to conduct scientific experiments in orbit using the spent PS4.

Scientists from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be back in Sriharikota for another significant launch later this month following the Chandrayaan-3 moon mission’s stunning launch on Friday.

According to the most recent information, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle — C56 (PSLV-C56) mission is anticipated to launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre around July 26.

According to S Unnikrishnan Nair, Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), ISRO’s primary facility for launch vehicles, the PSLV will be used for this mission in a “core alone” configuration.

The PSLV-C56, a commercial mission, will carry seven payloads in total, including the 351.9 kilogramme earth observation satellite DS-SAR from Singapore. The other three are Orb-12 Strider (12.8 kg), Arcade (23.58 kg), and Velox-AM (23 kg). The final three are nanosatellites, each weighing under 10 kg. According to a list supplied by the VSSC, they are the Galassia-2 (3.84 kg), SCOOB-II (4.1 kg), and NuLIon (3.05 kg). Low Earth Orbit (LEO) will be the orbit for these spacecraft.

The PSLV-Core Alone (PSLV-CA) type, as its name implies, does not boost propulsion to its first stage with solid rocket strap-on motors. Up to six strap-on motors are used in other variations.

”Depending on the needs of the mission, different PSLV types are deployed. According to the situation, the PSLV can be outfitted with two, four, or six strap-ons, according to Dr. Unnikrishnan Nair. The most recent mission, PSLV-C55, which successfully launched on April 22, 2023 with the Singapore satellites TeLEOS-2 and Lumelite-4 aboard, was one of six for which ISRO deployed the CA variant.

The Indian space agency has had a busy month of July. It had successfully launched Chandrayaan-3, India’s third moon mission, aboard the LVM3 launch vehicle on Friday, July 14. Around August 23, the spacecraft’s lander-rover setup should be prepared for the moon landing.


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