After a successful launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota, the PSLV rocket operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully deployed all seven Singaporean satellites into the near-equatorial orbit (NEO). According to ISRO, the rocket parted from the satellites around 23 minutes after liftoff and, after travelling 535 kilometres, put them into their assigned orbits.
The Defence Science and Technology Agency and ST Engineering of the Government of Singapore collaborated on the development of the DS-SAR satellite. It will be launched into a 535 km high, 5 degree inclination, near-equatorial orbit (NEO).
The DS-SAR satellite will be utilised to assist the satellite imagery needs of various agencies within the Singaporean government once it has been deployed and is operational, according to ISRO.
Six co-passenger customer satellites are also carried by the PSLV-C56, including the 23 kg technology demonstration microsatellite VELOX-AM, the experimental satellite ARCADE, the 3U nanosatellite SCOOB-II, the advanced 3U nanosatellite NuLIoN by NuSpace, the 3U nanosatellite Galassia-2, and the 3U microsatellite ARCADE Atmospheric Coupling and Dynamics Explorer.