India's PSLV to launch Singapore's SAR satellite and POEM experimental mission
TeLEOS-2 will be able to provide all-weather day and night coverage, and capable of imaging at 1m full-polarimetric resolution.
POEM upper stage will host seven payloads / in-orbit experiments
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)'s PSLV-C55 mission will launch a dedicated commercial mission through NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) for an international satellite customers from Singapore with TeLEOS-2 as primary satellite and Lumelite-4 as a rideshare satellite.
Liftoff is scheduled for April 22, 2023 at 14:19 hours IST (0849 UTC) from the first launch pad in Sriharikota spaceport on India's east coast near Chennai.
This is the 57th flight of PSLV and 16th mission using the PSLV Core Alone configuration (PSLV-CA), The 228.3-ton rocket will take-off pointing to a launch azimuth of 104°, These payloads are intended to be launched and deployed into an Low Earth Orbit, with a low inclination of 10° at an altitude of 586 km.
The TeLEOS-2 satellite is developed under a partnership between DSTA (representing the Government of Singapore) and ST Engineering. Once deployed and operational, it will be used to support the satellite imagery requirements of various agencies within the Government of Singapore. TeLEOS-2 carries a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) payload. TeLEOS-2 will be able to provide all-weather day and night coverage, and capable of imaging at 1m full-polarimetric resolution.