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DMC-3, CBNT-1 & DeOrbitSAIL

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Low Earth Orbit Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), in its thirtieth flight (PSLV-C28), will launch three identical DMC3 optical earth observation satellites. A, B and C. It will also carry two auxiliary satellites from UK. CBNT-1, a technology demonstrator earth observation micro satellite, and De-OrbitSail, a technology demonstrator nano satellite.

PSLV-XL

Family: PSLV
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
    PSLV
  • 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

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Chairman: S. Somanath Founded: 1969 Successes: 71 Failures: 13 Pending: 17

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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