ISRO to launch TeLOS-2

  • Indian Space Research Organisation is set to launch a Singaporean Earth Observation satellite called TeLEOS-2.
  • The launch will take place on board ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), marking the 55th mission for the rocket. The launch is known as the C-55 mission.

About TeLEOS-2 satellite

  • TeLEOS 2 is an Earth observation satellite that weighs 750kg.
  • It has synthetic aperture radar technology that provides data at a resolution of 1 metre.
  • It was developed by ST Engineering.
  • TeLEOS 2 will provide imagery that can be used for various applications, such as:
    • Hotspot monitoring and haze management.
    • Aviation accidents and search and rescue operations.
  • ISRO has chosen to utilize the XL variant of the PSLV launcher for the upcoming C-55 mission.
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