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Cartosat 2C & 19 small satellites

Overview

Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

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

Cartosat 2C is a remote sensing satellite. The satellite was built, launched and is maintained by the Indian Space Research Organisation. 18 satellites were also launched for foreign agencies including those from the U.S., Canada, Germany, and Indonesia.

PSLV-XL

Family:
Configuration: XL

PSLV-XL is the upgraded version of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle in its standard configuration boosted by more powerful, stretched strap-on boosters with 12 tonne propellant load. Weighing 320t at lift-off, the vehicle uses larger strap-on motors (PSOM-XL or S12) to achieve higher payload capability. On 29 December 2005, ISRO successfully tested the improved version of strap-on booster for the PSLV. The first use of PSLV-XL was the launch of Chandrayaan-1 by PSLV C11. The payload capability for this variant is 1,800 kg to SSO.

Specifications
  • Stages
    4
  • Length
    44.0 m
  • Diameter
    2.8 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    320 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    PSLV-XL
  • Family
  • Variant
    XL
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    PSLV XL
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    1800 kg

Indian Space Research Organization

Indian Space Research Organization

(ISRO)

Chairman: S. Somanath Founded: 1969 Successes: 77 Failures: 13 Pending: 14

Agency Type:

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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