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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

83 rockets have launched from Sriharikota, Republic of India.

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

Rocket

PSLV XL – Indian Space Research Organization

Family: PSLV
Length: 44 m
Diameter: 2.8 m
Launch Mass: 320 T

The PSLV XL was manufactured by Indian Space Research Organization with the first launch on 2008-10-22. PSLV XL has 23 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 24 launches. 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.

Agency

Antrix Corporation Limited

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: ACL

Country: IND

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