Director, SDSC SHAR, press meet [15 Aug 2022]:[YouTube link]Missions planned for this year:GSLV Mk3 M2 - OneWebPSLV C54 - OceansatSSLV D2TV-D1 and TV-D2 CES for GaganyaanGSLV Mk2 F12Missions planned for next year:PSLV C55 - Commercial launchPSLV C56 - Aditya-L1GSLV Mk3 - OneWebGLSV Mk3 - Chandrayaan 3 (based on readiness)
https://www.daijiworld.com/news/newsDisplay?newsID=1023470 [Nov 26]
Somanath said next year the commercial arm NewSpace India Ltd (NSIL) has contracted two launches.One of them will be for the UK based satellite communications company OneWeb to orbit the second batch of 36 satellites.
Preparing GSLV Mk.III for 36 OneWeb satellites in middle of March. Commencing launch campaign immediately after today's launch for PSLV C55 for end of March on commercial mission. Using new facility. Preparing for landing demonstration of RLV in a few days time.For Gaganyan have abort and recovery mission today, another abort and recovery mission and trying for uncrewed mission before end of year.GSLV for NAVIC series satellite prior to NISAR, scheduled for end of this year. More PSLV missions as well.
Thanks to a tip by forum member Ohsin here, there's this document which shows PSLV s/n C55 as launching with TeLEOS 2 of Singapore.Reddit's ISRO sub-reddit lists this as in April, although I can't find a source. NET April would be appropriate though given the OneWeb launch now on NET March 26 already.
Chairman wrapping up. Coming up are launches of GSLV Mk.III, PSLV in April carrying a commercial payload and GLSV Mk.II.
22 Apr 2023 08:30 through 11:00 per NOTAM A0345/23.
Launch preparations for PSLV-C55 are in full swing at Sriharikota with a tentative launch date on 22nd April!The 1st and 2nd stages have already been integrated and transferred to FLP for integration with 3rd & 4th stages & PLF+payload assembly. #ISRO #PSLVC55
In previous PSLV missions, the entire vehicle was integrated at the FLP with the help of MST.But from this mission onwards, the 1st & 2nd stages will be integrated at the new PIF facility, be transferred to MST/FLP (via FLP's new MLP) for rest of integration work & launch.
These changes to launch operations were made to allow the partial integration of a PSLV vehicle even when the FLP is occupied by another PSLV vehicle, thus increasing launch frequency.
FLP = First Launch PadMST = Mobile Service TowerMLP = Mobile Launch PedestalPLF = Payload FairingPIF = PSLV Integration Facility
PSLV-C55 / TeLEOS-2 launch scheduled for 1419 (IST) / 0849 (UTC) on 22 April 2023
In addition to TeLEOS-2 there is apparently also a 12U cubesat on board named Lumelite-4 on board, also from Singapore (not sure who's the owner).
Lumelite-4 is another program demonstrating VDES application for maritime safety and communication.
Pictures from the integration of PSLV-C55! 🚀 #ISRO #PSLVC55
QuoteLaunch preparations for PSLV-C55 are in full swing at Sriharikota with a tentative launch date on 22nd April!<snip>
Launch preparations for PSLV-C55 are in full swing at Sriharikota with a tentative launch date on 22nd April!<snip>
Early on Saturday, ISRO's PSLV rocket is set to launch a pair of Singaporean satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.William Graham (@w_d_graham) overviews: