PSLV-C56 : Carrying Singapore’s DS-SAR Satellite
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced that the launch of the PSLV-C56 carrying Singapore’s DS-SAR satellite will take place on July 30.
- The PSLV-C56 carrying DS-SAR satellite along with six co-passengers will be launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
- It is configured in its core-alone mode, similar to that of C55.
- It would launch DS-SAR, a 360 kg satellite into a Near-equatorial Orbit (NEO) at 5 degrees inclination and 535 km altitude.
- DS-SAR satellite is developed under a partnership between DSTA (representing the Government of Singapore) and ST Engineering.
- It will be used to support the satellite imagery requirements of various agencies within the Government of Singapore.
- ST Engineering will use it for multi-modal and higher responsiveness imagery and geospatial services for their commercial customers.
- It carries a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) payload developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
- This allows the DS-SAR to provide for all-weather day and night coverage and is capable of imaging at 1m resolution at full polarimetry.