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DMC-3A, DMC-3B, DMC-3C, CBNT-1 & DeOrbitSAIL

PSLV XL

Antrix Corporation Limited

Launch Status
Success

Mission

DMC-3, CBNT-1 & DeOrbitSAIL

Type: Earth Science

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), in its thirtieth flight (PSLV-C28), will launch three identical DMC3 optical earth observation satellites. A, B and C. It will also carry two auxiliary satellites from UK. CBNT-1, a technology demonstrator earth observation micro satellite, and De-OrbitSail, a technology demonstrator nano satellite.

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-XL

Length: 44 meters
Diameter: 2.8 meters
First Launch: 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 22 times with 21 successful and 1 failed launches.

Agency

Antrix Corporation Limited

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: ACL

Country: IND

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