On Thursday, the Indian Space Research Organization launched three foreign satellites into exact orbit from the spaceport of Sriharikota in its second successful operation in a week.
The second specifically intended commercial mission of NewSpace India Limited, the ISRO commercial division, is PSLV-C53.
After the space sector reforms, it had launched GSAT-24 on June 23 as its first “demand-driven” communication satellite mission, renting Tata Play the whole capacity of the satellite.
The four-stage, 44.4-meter-tall PSLV-C53 launched the three Singapore satellites DS-EO, NeuSAR, and SCOOB-1 on Thursday from the Satish Dhawan Space Center’s second launch pad.
The three client satellites were placed “in the correct orbit of 570 kilometers with a 10 degree inclination” by the rocket, according to ISRO Chairman S Somanath, who also complimented NSIL for completing “yet another big mission this month itself,” the first being the GSAT launch last week.