The DS-SAR radar satellite, created by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), has been successfully launched into space. The satellite was launched on a PSLV-C56 rocket from the Sriharikota launch site in India. Following its entry into orbit, the satellite began transmitting data and underwent preliminary performance tests conducted by IAI engineers. These tests confirmed the correct functioning and performance level of the systems. The satellite will now undergo a series of planned tests before being handed over to its customers in Singapore, DSTA and ST Electronics.
The DS-SAR satellite is the latest addition to IAI’s portfolio of advanced observation satellites. It is based on the experience and expertise gained from developing previous generations of satellites such as OptSat and TecSAR, which have been launched into space since 1988. The SAR sensor payload of the DS-SAR satellite allows for the collection of a wide range of data, including high-resolution imagery, day and night, and in all weather conditions.
Israel Aerospace Industries is a leading defense technology company in Israel. It specializes in developing and producing advanced systems for various applications, including space, aviation, marine, land, and cyber. The company is known for its expertise in missiles, radars, satellites, unmanned platforms, civil aviation, and cyber technologies. IAI’s Systems Missiles and Space Group is responsible for the development and construction of air-defense systems, missile systems, advanced satellite systems, and more. The group has also achieved significant milestones, such as the development of the Beresheet Lunar lander, which successfully reached the moon.