ISRO, the Indian Space Research Organisation, is gearing up for its upcoming commercial mission, which is set to launch a Singaporean Earth Observation satellite called TeLEOS-2. The launch is scheduled for April 22 and will take place on board ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), marking the 55th mission for the rocket.
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ISRO has scheduled the launch of the TeLEOS-2 satellite on April 22, to take place at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. The launch, known as the C-55 mission, is planned for 2:19 PM on Saturday.
- TeLEOS 2 is an Earth observation satellite that weighs 750kg.
- It has synthetic aperture radar technology that provides data at a resolution of 1 metre.
- The satellite was transported from Singapore to India in February.
- It was developed by ST Engineering.
- TeLEOS 2 will provide imagery that can be used for various applications, such as:
- Hotspot monitoring and haze management.
- Aviation accidents and search and rescue operations.
ISRO has chosen to utilize the XL variant of the PSLV launcher for the upcoming C-55 mission. This variant is a more powerful version of the PSLV and is capable of handling heavier payloads. Its enhanced capabilities will enable the successful deployment of TeLEOS-2 into the desired orbit.
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