Chennai, April 21:The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) achieved yet another milestone on Saturday by successfully launching two Singaporean satellites into orbit. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) was used to put the two satellites, named 'VELOX-CI' and 'VELOX-II', into their designated orbits.
The launch, which took place at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, was the 53rd mission of the PSLV, and the 76th launch mission for the ISRO. This launch marks the 424th foreign satellite launched by India, solidifying the country's position as a major player in the global space industry.
The two satellites are part of a joint project between the Nanyang Technological University and the Singaporean Ministry of Defence. The VELOX-CI satellite is a technology demonstration satellite, which will be used to test advanced communications technologies, while the VELOX-II satellite is designed for earth observation.
The launch was witnessed by a team of officials from Singapore, who expressed their satisfaction at the successful launch of the satellites. They congratulated the ISRO on yet another successful mission and expressed their hope for continued collaboration in the future.
The successful launch of the two Singaporean satellites is a testament to the growing capabilities of the Indian space industry. It is also a sign of the increasing international cooperation and collaboration in the global space industry.
The ISRO has been making steady progress in recent years, with successful launches of several important missions, including the Chandrayaan-2 mission to the moon in 2019. The agency has also been working on developing its own manned spaceflight program, which is set to launch in the coming years.
The successful launch of the two Singaporean satellites is a major achievement for the ISRO and a proud moment for the Indian space industry. It also demonstrates the country's growing technological capabilities and its potential to become a leading player in the global space industry.