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ISRO to launch 7 Singapore satellites on July 30 

The PSLV-C56 of ISRO will be carrying DS-SAR satellite along with six co-passengers from Sriharikota on July 30 (Pic. Courtesy Twitter/@isro)

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that it will launch PSLV-C56 carrying DS-SAR satellite along with six co-passengers from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 6:30 a.m. on July 30.

Singapore’s DS-SAR, a 360 kg satellite, will be launched into a Near-equatorial Orbit (NEO) at 5 degrees inclination and 535 km altitude, ISRO tweeted.

The space agency added that the DS-SAR satellite is developed under a partnership between the Singapore government’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and ST Engineering.

Once deployed and operational, 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.

The co-passengers on the mission are VELOX-AM, a 23 kg technology demonstration microsatellite, ARCADE Atmospheric Coupling and Dynamics Explorer (ARCADE) which is an experimental satellite, SCOOB-II, a 3U nanosatellite flying a technology demonstrator payload, NuLIoN by NuSpace, an advanced 3U nanosatellite enabling seamless IoT connectivity in both urban and remote locations.

Galassia-2, a 3U nanosatellite that will be orbiting at low earth orbit and ORB-12 STRIDER which is a satellite developed under an international collaboration.

According to ISRO the PSLV-C56 is configured in its core-alone mode, similar to that of C55.