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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will soon launch Singapore’s TeLEOS-2 satellite from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).

  • TeLEOS-2 is a Singaporean Earth Observation satellite built by ST Electronics (Satellite Systems).
  • It is designed to capture satellite imagery in all-weather and round-the-clock conditions.
  • The 750 kg satellite will be launched into a Low Earth Orbit.
  • It carries a made-in-Singapore Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) capable of providing 1 m resolution data.
  • It will be equipped with a 500 GB onboard recorder for recording the data captured and a high-speed 800 Mbps downlink.
  • It will provide high-resolution imagery for various applications such as disaster management, resource monitoring, and environmental monitoring.

Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV):

  • It is an indigenously-developed expendable launch system of the ISRO.
  • It comes in the category of medium-lift launchers with a reach up to various orbits, including the Geo Synchronous Transfer Orbit, Lower Earth Orbit, and Polar Sun Synchronous Orbit.
  • It has a four-stage system comprising a combination of solid and liquid-fuelled rocket stages.