The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) is an operational rocket of ISRO, which will initiate a new platform PSLV Orbital Experimental Module (POEM), that will help to utilise and perform in orbit experiments using the discarded or final stage of PSLV. As we know, The PSLV is a four-stage rocket, the first three of which are expended and fall back into the sea. The fourth stage (PS4), which launches the satellite into orbit, then becomes space debris. Hence, the PSLV-C53 mission will utilise the final stage as a stabilised platform to perform experiments. In the PSLV-C53 mission, the POEM is carrying six payloads, including two from Indian start-ups, Digantara and Dhruva Space. Click on the “Download PDF” option provided below to know more on-
- What is ISRO’s POEM platform?
- How will the POEM work in the orbit?
- Has ISRO used PS4 rocket junk earlier?
- What are the three satellites launched by PSLV-C53?