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ISRO’s PSLV-C55 Rocket Successfully Places Two Singapore Satellites In Low-Earth Orbit

By Staff Correspondent

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) PSLV-C55 rocket successfully placed two Singapore satellites, TeLEOS-2 and Lumelite-4, into a low-earth orbit from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, on 22 April 2023.

TeLEOS-2, a synthetic aperture radar satellite, was developed through a partnership between the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), which represents the Singaporean government, and ST Engineering. After deployment into the approximately 586 km orbit, it will be utilised to support the satellite imagery needs of various agencies within the Singaporean government and provide all-weather day and night coverage.

Lumelite-4, the co-passenger satellite, was co-developed by the Institute for Infocomm Research and the Satellite Technology and Research Centre of the National University of Singapore. It is an advanced 12U satellite developed for the technological demonstration of the High-Performance Space-borne VHF data Exchange System (VDES). The objective of this satellite is to enhance Singapore’s e-navigation maritime safety and benefit the global shipping community.

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