IAI Launches DS-SAR Radar Satellite

While in orbit, the satellite will begin a preplanned series of tests, and will be formally handed over to Singaporean customers following completion By Joseph Macey / 03 Aug 2023
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The DS-SAR radar satellite, developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), has been successfully launched on a PSLV-C56 (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) rocket from the SDSC SHAR launch site in Sriharikota, India. 

In line with the original launch program, the satellite entered its orbit around the Earth, began transmitting data, and underwent a series of preliminary performance tests, conducted by IAI’s engineers, who validated the correct functioning and performance level of the systems. 

While in orbit, the satellite will begin a preplanned series of tests, and following their completion, will be formally handed over to its Singaporean customers DSTA and ST Electronics.

The DS-SAR satellite was developed based on the experience accumulated by IAI in developing a series of advanced observation satellites, OptSat and TecSAR. The SAR sensor payload enables the collection of a wide range of data, in terms of both coverage and resolution, day and night, and under all weather conditions.

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