Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is scheduled to launch the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C55 (PSLV-C55) mission with Singapore’s TeLEOS-2 as primary satellite and Lumelite-4 as a co-passenger satellite.
- The PSLV-C55 mission has the PSLV Orbital Experimental Module (POEM), where the spent PS4 of the launch vehicle would be utilised as an orbital platform to carry out scientific experiments through non-separating payloads.
- This is the third time that PS4 will be used after satellite separation as a platform for experiments.
- Primary Satellite Support the satellite imagery requirements of various agencies within the government of Singapore.
Carries a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) payload.
- Provide all-weather day and night coverage, and be capable of imaging at 1m full-polarimetric resolution.
- Lumelite-4 satellite :A co-passenger satellite
- An advanced 12U satellite developed for the technological demonstration of the high-performance space-borne VHF Data Exchange System (VDES).
- It Aims to augment Singapore’s e-navigation maritime safety and benefit the global shipping community.
Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle(PSLV):
- PSLV is known as the ‘workhorse’ of ISRO.
- It is the third-generation launch vehicle of India.
- It is a four-staged launch vehicle with first and third stages using solid rocket motors and second and fourth stages using liquid rocket engines.