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Family: SLV. Country: India. Status: Hardware. Other Designations: Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.

Indian third-generation launch vehicle, large enough to carry polar-orbiting earth resources satellites.


Specifications

Launches: 5. Failures: 1. Success Rate: 80.00% pct. First Launch Date: 20 September 1993. Last Launch Date: 26 May 1999. LEO Payload: 3,700 kg. to: 200 km Orbit. at: 49.5 degrees. Payload: 800 kg. to a: Geosynchronous transfer, 18 deg inclination trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 540,000 kgf. Total Mass: 294,000 kg. Core Diameter: 2.8 m. Total Length: 44.4 m. Launch Price $: 30.00 million. in 1999 price dollars. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 17.50 million. in 1985 unit dollars.


PSLV Chronology


1993 Sep 20 - - 05:12 GMT. LV Configuration: PSLV s/n PSLV-D1. Launch Site: Sriharikota . FAILURE: Failure.
1994 Oct 15 - - 05:05 GMT. LV Configuration: PSLV s/n PSLV-D2. Launch Site: Sriharikota .
1996 Mar 21 - - 04:53 GMT. LV Configuration: PSLV s/n PSLV-D3. Launch Site: Sriharikota .
1997 Sep 29 - - 04:47 GMT. LV Configuration: PSLV s/n PSLV-C1. Launch Site: Sriharikota .
1999 May 26 - - 06:22 GMT. LV Configuration: PSLV s/n C2. Launch Site: Sriharikota . Launch Complex: PSLV.

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