ISRO successfully launches 6 Singapore Satellites

Date: December 17, 2015

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 Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully placed six commercial satellites from Singapore in their dedicated orbits by  using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C29) from the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. interestingly this successful launch coincides with the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Singapore in year 2015.

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Detail of satellites:-

 1- TeLEOS-One remote sensing satellite weighing 400 kg. It would be used for urban planning and disaster monitoring of Singapore.

The other five satellites included two micro satellites and one nano satellite. These satellites are

 2- VELOX-CI (123 kg),

 3- VELOX-II (13 kg) 6U-Cubesat technology demonstrator,

 4- Athenoxat-1,

 5- Kent Ridge-1 (78 kg) and

 6- Galassia (3.4 kg) 2U-Cubesat.

All of these satellites were successfully launched into a 550 km circular orbit inclined at 150 to the equator.