Polar satellite launch vehicle – ध्रुवीय उपग्रह प्रक्षेपण यान

Posted: July 1, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Function = medium lift launch system.

Manufacturer = ISRO

Country of origin = India

Height = 44 meters (144 ft)

Diameter = 2.8 meters (9ft 2 inches)

Mass = 2,94,000 kilograms (6,50,000 lb)

Stages = 4

Payload to LEO = 3250 kilograms (7200 lb)

Payload to HCO = 1600 kilograms (3500 lb)

Payload to GTO = 1060 kilograms (2300 lb)

Status = active

Launch sites = Sriharikota

Total launches = 16

  1. PSLV: 10
  2. PSLV-CA: 5
  3. PSLV-XL: 1

Success = 14

  1. PSLV: 8
  2. PSLV-CA: 5
  3. PSLV-XL: 1

Failures = 1 (PSLV)

Partial failures = 1 (PSLV)

Maiden flight :

  1. PSLV: 20 September 1993
  2. PSLV-CA: 23 April 2007
  3. PSLV-XL: 22 October 2008

Notable payloads = chandrayaan-1

Booster stage

No boosters = 6

Engines = 1 solid

Thrust = 502.600 kN

Specific impulse = 262 sec

Burn time = 44 seconds

Fuel = HTPB (solid)

1st stage

Engines = 1 solid

Thrust = 4860 kN

Specific impulse = 269 sec

Burn time = 105 seconds

Fuel = HTPB (solid)

2nd stage

Engines = 1 vikas

Thrust = 725 kN

Specific impulse = 293 sec

Burn time = 158 seconds

Fuel = N204/UDMH

3rd stage

Engines = 1 solid

Thrust = 328 kN

Specific impulse = 294 sec

Burn time = 83 seconds

Fuel = solid

4th stage

Engines = 2 liquid

Thrust = 14 kN

Specific impulse = 308 sec

Burn time = 425 seconds

Fuel = MMH/UDMH

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