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SARAL

PSLV-CA

Indian Space Research Organization

Launch Status
Success

Mission

SARAL

Type: Planetary Science

SARAL or Satellite with ARgos and ALtiKa is a cooperative altimetry technology mission of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and CNES (Space Agency of France). SARAL is tasked to perform altimetric measurements designed to study ocean circulation and sea surface elevation.

Location

Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad

Sriharikota, Republic of India

54 rockets have launched from Sriharikota, Republic of India.

Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad, Sriharikota, Republic of India

Rocket

PSLV

Length: 44 meters
Diameter: 2.8 meters
First Launch: April 23, 2007

The PSLV-CA, CA meaning “Core Alone”, model premiered on 23 April 2007. The CA model does not include the six strap-on boosters used by the PSLV standard variant. The fourth stage of the CA variant has 400 kg less propellant when compared to its standard version. It currently has capability to launch 1,100 kg to a 622 km Sun synchronous orbit.

The PSLV rocket has been launched a total of 9 times with 9 successful and 0 failed launches.

Agency

Indian Space Research Organization

Type: Government
Abbreviation: ISRO
Administration: Director: Kailasavadivoo Sivan
Founded: 1969
Launchers: PSLV | GSLV

Country: IND

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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