DSOD-1U MISSION

Onboard ISRO's PSLV-C53 Mission on 30 June, 2022, Dhruva Space successfully Space-qualified its 1U Dhruva Space Satellite Orbital Deployer (DSOD-1U). The launch took place at 18:02 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

Dhruva Space indigenously-developed satellite deployment systems compatible with the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. Interfacing of the Spacecraft with the Launch Vehicle is a critical component to deployment of satellites.

ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C53 at the launchpad in Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
(Photo Credit: Indian Space Research Organisation)

Dhruva Space indigenously-developed satellite deployment systems compatible with the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. Interfacing of the Spacecraft with the Launch Vehicle is a critical component to deployment of satellites.

For the PSLV C53 mission, Dhruva Space utilised ISRO's PSLV Orbital Experimental Module (POEM), which allows in-orbit scientific experiments using the spent PS4 stage as an orbital platform. A stabilised orbital platform is a significant upgrade over an orbital platform, as stabilisation helps keep the payload in an optimal position, offering several scientific advantages for the payloads that are being carried.

The success of the DSOD-1U Mission paved the way for the upcoming Thybolt Mission with Dhruva Space's P-DoT Satellite Platform; this will see the launch of Dhruva Space’s P-DoT Satellite Platforms. This next mission would enable the conduct of a sequence of technology demonstrations, as well as to enable advancements in research, constellation development and application agnostics use by customers.