PSLV C55 TeLEOS-2 Satellite


PSLV C55 TeLEOS-2 Satellite

News: Recently, ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) has successfully launched the PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle)-C55/TeLEOS-2 mission from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

About PSLV C55 TeLEOS-2 Satellite:

o This is the 57th flight of PSLV and 16th mission using the PSLV Core Alone configuration (PSLVCA).

o It is a dedicated commercial mission through NSIL (NewSpace India Limited) with TeLEOS-2 as primary satellite and Lumelite-4 as a co-passenger satellite, both belonging to Singapore.

o The scientists used PSLV Orbital Experimental Module-2 (POEM-2) as an orbital platform to carry out the scientific experiments through nonseparating payloads carried by it.

About TeLEOS – 2:

o It is an Earth Observation Satellite (EOS) and will be the primary satellite being carried by the rocket.

o In 2015, ISRO launched TeLEOS-1, which was launched into a low Earth orbit for remote sensing applications. ISRO has so far launched nine satellites belonging to Singapore.

o TeLEOS-2 carries a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) payload capable of imaging at 1m full-polarimetric resolution. It will be able to provide all-weather day and night coverage.

o SAR is a type of active radar imaging technology that uses the motion of the radar antenna to create a high-resolution 3D image of the target area.


o It is an advanced 12U satellite developed for the technological demonstration of the High-Performance Space-borne VHF Data Exchange System (VDES).

o '12U' refers to a standardized form factor for CubeSats, which are small satellites with a modular design.

o It aims to augment Singapore’s e-navigation maritime safety and benefit the global shipping community

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