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Dhruva Space successfully tests its satellite deployer aboard ISRO's PSLV C53

The successful testing of its satellite deployers clears the path for Dhruva Space for their satellite missions, Thybolt-1 and Thybolt-2, which would be aboard the PSLV C54, ISRO's upcoming commercial mission

July 01, 2022 / 09:04 AM IST
(From left to right) Dhruva Space's head of business development Srikanth Reddy, co-founder Sanjay Nekkanti, chief technology officer Abhay Egoor and co-founder Krishna Teja Penamakuru at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on June 30

(From left to right) Dhruva Space's head of business development Srikanth Reddy, co-founder Sanjay Nekkanti, chief technology officer Abhay Egoor and co-founder Krishna Teja Penamakuru at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on June 30

Hyderabad-based space tech startup Dhruva Space successfully tested and space qualified its satellite orbital deployer (DSOD 1U) which was aboard Indian Space Research Organisation’s PSLV C53.

The launch took place at 6.02 pm on June 30 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. PSLV-C53 is the second commercial mission of NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), a public sector undertaking of the Indian government and commercial arm of ISRO.

Satellite orbital deployers are the mechanical casings in which CubeSats, nano satellites with the dimensions of 10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm, sit when a launch takes place; and when an asset space qualifies it is understood that the asset has met the design and technical requirements to operate in space.

The successful testing of its satellite deployers, clears the path for Dhruva Space for their satellite missions, Thybolt-1 and Thybolt-2 which would be onboard the PSLV C54 mission.