The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) achieved a remarkable feat by launching five rockets carrying DS-SAR satellite along with six other satellites lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on July 30, 2023 at 06:30 hrs IST. This launch aimed to deploy artificial satellites for Singapore's defense and science-technology industries. The success of this mission strengthens India's position as a global player in space technology.
ISRO reports that PSLV-C65 carried DS-SAR along with 6 co-passengers named :
VELOX-AM, a 23 kg technology demonstration microsatellite.
ARCADE Atmospheric Coupling and Dynamics Explorer (ARCADE), 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 & remote locations.
Galassia-2, a 3U nanosatellite that will be orbiting at low earth orbit.
ORB-12 STRIDER , satellite is developed under an International collaboration
The launch marked ISRO's 431st foreign satellite launch, highlighting their commitment to provide reliable satellite deployment services worldwide. The satellites launched, particularly DS-SAR Galacia 2 and 3, have advanced capabilities for capturing high-resolution photographs.
The Core Alley configuration program, at this mission's heart, ensured the satellites were placed in their designated orbits efficiently. Newspace Ind Ltd. and ST Engineering collaborated for this commercial mission, emphasizing international cooperation in satellite launches, highlighting the growing significance of commercial satellite launches in various sectors.
The DS-SAR satellite's advanced imaging will benefit scientific research, environmental monitoring, defense intelligence, and urban planning. ISRO's success in satellite launches boosts its commercial satellite services and makes India a preferred partner for space missions globally.
ISRO Chairman S. Somnath expressed satisfaction with the successful launch, emphasizing ISRO's commitment to placing all satellites in their orbits. Each accomplishment takes India and the world closer to a future of endless possibilities and achievements in space exploration. The space agency's technical prowess, reliability, and cost-effectiveness have attracted international clientele, propelling India into a preferred partner for space missions and has made India’s ISRO a global competitor to a huge space game.
The role of satellite technology in shaping multiple industries cannot be overstated, and this project emerges as a pivotal milestone in fostering global connectivity and bolstering capabilities in space-based activities.