The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is going to undertake again a commercial launch. ISRO is set to conduct the third big launch of the year as it is going to lift off the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on a mission to launch two customer satellites in orbit around Earth.
The PSLV-C55 mission will launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota at 2:19 pm. This will be the 57th flight of PSLV and the 16th mission using the PSLV Core Alone configuration. The two satellites are intended to be launched into an Eastward low-inclination orbit.
The mission will lift off with two Singaporean satellites, of which the primary payload is an Earth Observation Satellite (EOS). The mission is being conducted under a contract with New Space India Limited, the commercial arm of the Indian space agency.
The PSLV-C55 mission will lift off with two big satellites with the TeLEOS-2, a Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite as the primary mission and Lumelite-4 a technology demonstration Nano-satellite, will be a co-passenger satellite. The two satellites combined weigh around 757 kilograms.
The TeLEOS-2 spacecraft will provide imagery that could be used for hotspot monitoring and haze management, air crash search and rescue operations, and much more. It will provide all-weather day and night coverage and is capable of imaging at 1m full-polarimetric resolution.