GSLV – Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle

Posted: July 2, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Functions = medium lift launch system

Manufacturer = ISRO

Country by origin = India

Height = 49 meters (161 ft)

Diameter = 2.8 meters (9 ft 2 in)

Mass = 402,000 kilograms (890,000 lb)

Stages = 3

Payload to LEO = 5,100 kilograms (11,000 lb)

Payload to GTO = 2,000 to 2,500 kilograms (4,400 to 5,500 lb)

Status = active

Launch sites = satish dhawan

Total launches = 6 (5 Mk.I, 1 Mk.II)

Success = 2 (Mk.I)

Failures = 3 (2 Mk.I, 1 Mk.II)

Partial failures = 1 (Mk.I)

Maiden flight = Mk.I: 18 April 2001
Mk.II: 15 April 2010

No boosters = 4

Engines = 1 L40H Vikas 2

Thrust = 680 kN (150,000 lbf)

Total thrust = 2,720 kN (610,000 lbf)

Specific impulse = 262 sec

Burn time = 160 seconds

Fuel = N2O4/UDMH

1st stage

Engines = 1 S1 39

Thrust = 4,700 kN (1,100,000 lbf)

Specific impulse = 166 sec

Burn time = 100seconds

Fuel = HTPB (solid)

2nd stage

Engines = 1 GSV VIKAS 2

Thrust = 720 kN (160,000 lbf)

Specific impulse = 295 s (2.89 kN·s/kg)

Burn time = 150 seconds

Fuel = N2O4/UDMH

3rd stage GSLV(MK.I) 12 KRB

Engines = 1 KVD-1

Thrust = 69 kN (16,000 lbf)

Specific impulse = 460 s (4.5 kN·s/kg)

Burn time = 720 seconds

Fuel = LOX/LH2
3rd stage GSLV(MK.II) CUS-12

Engines = 1 ICE

Thrust = 73.5 kN (16,500 lbf)

Specific impulse = 460 s (4.5 kN·s/kg)

Burn time = 720 seconds

Fuel = LOX/LH2

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