The upcoming PSLV-C55 mission is being prepared for by ISRO
The upcoming PSLV-C55 mission is being prepared for by ISRO

Sri Hari Kota: The upcoming PSLV-C55 mission is being prepared for by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). According to reports, the space agency plans to launch it on April 22. 

The mission is anticipated to launch from the Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, launch facility. A Singaporean satellite is reportedly being carried by the PSLV-C55, the first rocket to be integrated at the new PSLV Integration Facility (PIF).

A Twitter account called ISRO Spaceflight has been reporting on the most recent PSLV-C55 mission developments. The rocket's first and second stages have been combined and moved to the first launch pad (FLP).

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These stages will be combined with the third and fourth stages, the Payload Fairing (PLF), and the payload assembly at the FLP..

Prior PSLV missions used the Mobile Service Tower to help integrate the entire spacecraft at the FLP (MST). However, beginning with the PSLV-C55 mission, ISRO is adopting a new strategy. 

The new Mobile Launch Pedestal will be used to transfer the first and second stages from the PIF centre to the FLP (MLP). With the new method, a PSLV vehicle could be partially integrated even if the FLP was already occupied. 

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These changes would increase the frequency of launches, enabling the space agency to launch more missions in a shorter amount of time.

Onboard the largest rocket in India, the Launch Vehicle Mark-3 (LVM3), ISRO launched the LVM3-M3/OneWeb India-2 mission in March. 

A 3.5-meter-tall LVM3 rocket carrying 36 satellites and weighing 5,805 kilogrammes took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota. 

The mission was the second launch of the year for ISRO. The SSLV-D2/EOS07 mission was launched by the space agency in February.

India's third-generation rocket is the PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) built by ISRO. Since its initial successful launch in October 1994, it has established itself as India's "reliable and versatile workhorse launch vehicle." 

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About 297 customer satellites from 33 different countries have been launched into low Earth orbit by it (LEO). Additionally, the rocket has launched space exploration missions as well as meteorology, navigation, and communication satellites.

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