Cartosat-2D & 103 others

PSLV XL

Indian Space Research Organization

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Cartosat-2D & 103 others

Type: Earth Science

Cartosat 2D is a remote sensing satellite for ISRO and is tasked with land observation from sun-synchronous orbit. It is launched along with 103 small satellites of foreign companies and research groups. Among these, 88 cubesats are Earth-imaging Dove satellites operated by Planet Labs company.

Location

Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad

Sriharikota, Republic of India

53 launches have been at this location.

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

Rocket

PSLV-XL

Length: 44 meters
Diameter: 2.8 meters
First Launched: October 22, 2008

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.

The PSLV-XL rocket has been launched a total of 21 times with 20 successful and 1 failed launches.

Agency

Indian Space Research Organization

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