There are still a lot of people out there who falsely believe that the entire world of astronomical exploration would go down the rabbit hole without NASA and SpaceX. But we could say that there’s a method to someone’s madness if, God forbid, those two space agencies wouldn’t operate their space exploration projects anymore.
There is plenty of evidence to support such a claim. One of them is the recent launch of two Singaporean satellites that were carried by an Indian rocket into orbit. To be more precise, a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) took flight from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre of India on Saturday at almost 5 in the morning. The spacecraft carried a satellite for observing the Earth, which is known as TeLEOS-2, as well as a communications tech-demonstrating craft aloft, according to Space.com.
A textbook launch?
You know what they say that it’s a good thing to be modest and to count our blessings in life. But the guys from the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) want even more than that, which is great! They have a very good opinion about the launch in question, which is why they’ve declared this, as the same publication mentioned above quotes:
In a textbook launch, the vehicle placed TeLEOS-2 and LUMELITE-4 satellites precisely into their intended 586 km [364 miles] circular orbit.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has achieved yet another successful mission, launching the PSLV-C55 rocket carrying two Singaporean satellites, TeLEOS-2 and Lumelite-4, into orbit from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. pic.twitter.com/M5KDKAqkGA
— MyGov Arunachal Pradesh (@MyGovArunachal) April 22, 2023
India's pride Indian Space Research Organization (@isro) launched #PSLVC55 rocket carrying two Singaporean satellites – TeLEOS-2 & Lumelite-4 – from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
Another glowing achievement for 🇮🇳 to be proud of!
Congratulations Team #ISRO ! pic.twitter.com/koPzbO7wrp
— Arunil Goon 🇮🇳 (@ArunilG) April 22, 2023
The spacecraft in question will gather information about our beloved planet due to synthetic aperture radar, which is so powerful and efficient that it’s able to operate even at night and peer through clouds.
Let’s face it: sitting around and being a couch potato is no way of living your life when there is so much exciting information available out there about our Universe. That’s why it’s great to uncover or at least read about all the discoveries of space agencies.