SARAL

Overview

Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Planetary Science

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad Sriharikota, Republic of India

SARAL or Satellite with ARgos and ALtiKa is a cooperative altimetry technology mission of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and CNES (Space Agency of France). SARAL is tasked to perform altimetric measurements designed to study ocean circulation and sea surface elevation.

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PSLV

Family: PSLV
Configuration: CA

The PSLV-CA, CA meaning "Core Alone", model premiered on 23 April 2007. The CA model does not include the six strap-on boosters used by the PSLV standard variant. The fourth stage of the CA variant has 400 kg less propellant when compared to its standard version. It currently has capability to launch 1,100 kg to a 622 km Sun synchronous orbit.

Specifications
  • Stages
    4
  • Length
    44.0 m
  • Diameter
    2.8 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.2 m
  • Launch Mass
    230 T
  • Thrust
    4847 kN
Family
  • Name
    PSLV
  • Family
    PSLV
  • Variant
    CA
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    PSLV-CA
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $21000000 - 31000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    3800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    1200 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    1092 kg

Indian Space Research Organization

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Director: Kailasavadivoo Sivan Founded: 1969 Successes: 45 Failures: 6 Pending: 16

Agency Type: Government

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bangalore. Its vision is to "harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration."

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Sriharikota, Republic of India

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