PSLV-XL | Cartosat-3 & others

Indian Space Research Organization launch of a PSLV-XL Rocket

Indian Space Research Organization was scheduled to launch a PSLV-XL rocket as part of the Cartosat-3 & others mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Tue, Nov 26th, 2019, 10:58 PM EST from Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the PSLV-XL and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Cartosat-3 & others

Cartosat-3 is an advanced remote sensing satellite with high resolution imaging capability developed by ISRO. It's designed as a follow-on to the Cartosat-2 series. Many new technologies/elements were developed for it like highly agile structural platform, payload platform, higher rate data handling and transmission systems, advanced onboard computer and new power electronics, dual gimbal antenna, etc. This mission also carries 13 rideshare payloads, including 12 SuperDove cubesats and a technology demonstration Meshbed cubesat.

Location

Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad

Sriharikota, Republic of India
Indian Space Research Organization

Rocket

PSLV-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.

Indian Space Research Organization

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."