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ISRO Success Continue: Launches PSLV-C55/TeLEOS-2

The PSLV C55 rocket of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) took off from the space center located here on Saturday carrying two satellites of Singapore (ISRO Launched two satellites). 

According to a report in the news agency PTI, the rocket will carry ‘TeleOS-2’ as the primary satellite and ‘Lumalite-4’ as the co-passenger satellite through NewSpace India Ltd under the dedicated commercial mission.

Left with and placed both the satellites in the lower orbit of the earth.

A 22.5-hour countdown began at the Satish Dhawan Space Center here on Friday for the launch of two Singapore satellites by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). 

Under the mission, the 44.4 meter tall rocket from the space center located about 135 km from Chennai took off from the first launch pad carrying both the satellites and later placed both the satellites in the desired orbit.

The primary satellite TeLEOS-2 is a synthetic aperture radar satellite developed under a partnership between the Government of Singapore and the Defense Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) representing ST Engineering. 

It will be used to support the satellite imagery needs of various agencies within the Government of Singapore.

TeLEOS-2 carries a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) payload. It will be used to provide all-weather day and night coverage and is capable of imaging at one meter absolute polarimetric resolution for Singapore.

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