Singapore Successfully Launches 3 New Satellites into Space, What's the Purpose?

Singapore Successfully Launches 3 New Satellites into Space, What's the Purpose?
Singapore Successfully Launches 3 New Satellites into Space

Singapore - Singapore is known to launch three new satellites on Thursday, June 30, 2022. The launch of this satellite is intended for national, research and commercial use.

The two larger satellites will act as eyes in the region for various uses such as enhancing maritime security, detecting oil spills, and monitoring disasters for humanitarian aid.

Quoted from The Straits Times, the third and smallest of them, the 3.1kg nano satellite, was designed and built by more than 50 students from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The research satellite will remain in space for six months to test the new technology.

On Thursday, a 44m high rocket carrying three satellites took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in South India just after 18:00 (8:30 Singapore time). The satellites were released into orbit about 570 km above Earth a little after 20:50 Singapore time. Thursday's launch brings Singapore's total number of satellites to 19, since the first was delivered in 2011.

Mr David Tan, executive director of the Singapore space office, Office for Space Technology and Industry (OSTIn) responded to this. "We are committed to supporting the development of local capabilities in space-based technologies, to ensure that Singapore can effectively leverage these technologies to serve national needs in domains such as aviation, maritime, climate and sustainability," he said.

In addition to the satellite, it is known that the launch was also accompanied by the launch of the PSLV-C53. Quoted from Jagran Josh, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched PSLV-C53 with three Singapore Satellites on board.

ISRO launched three foreign satellites in precise orbits from the spaceport. The four-stage, 44.4 meter high PSLV-C53 was launched from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Center and placed the three Singapore Satellites - DS-EO, NeuSAR and SCOOB-1 in the desired orbit.

PSLV-C53 is the second special commercial mission of NewSpace India Limited (NSIL). It is designed to orbit the DS-EO satellite along with two other passenger satellites from Singapore.

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