PSLV-C53 Mission

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    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched three satellites for Singapore from its Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. 

    The PSLV-C53 mission lifted off at 06:02 pm to deploy the three satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO).

    • It  carries three satellites to deploy them in Low Earth Orbit (LEO).
    • Satellites
      • DS-EO, a 365 kg and NeuSAR, a 155 kg satellite both belong to Singapore. 
      • Third satellite is a 2.8 kg Scoob-1 of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. 

    About PSLV-C53 Mission

    • It is the second dedicated commercial mission of NewSpace India Limited (NSIL). 
    • It is designed to orbit DS-EO satellite along with two other co-passenger satellites from Singapore. 
    • This is the 55th mission of PSLV and 15th mission using the PSLV-Core Alone variant. 
    • The mission proposes to demonstrate the utilisation of the spent upper stage of the launch vehicle as a stabilised platform for scientific payloads subsequent to the separation of the satellites.
    • Features 
      • A four stage, 44.4 m tall PSLV-C53 has a lift-off mass of 228.433 t. 

    It would inject a DS-EO satellite into an orbit with semi-major axis of 6948.137 + 20 km, at an altitude of 570 km measured from the equator, with a low inclination of 10 deg. + 0.20.