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EOS-6 (Oceansat-3) & rideshare

PSLV-XL

Indian Space Research Organization

Launch Status
Success

Mission

EOS-6 (Oceansat-3) & rideshare

Type: Earth Science

Oceansat-3 is a part of ISRO’s Oceansat program. Its main purpose is ocean observation, which includes gathering ocean color data, sea surface temperature measurements and wind vector data.

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

Indian Space Research Organization

Type: Government
Abbreviation: ISRO
Administration: Chairman: S. Somanath
Founded: 1969
Launchers: PSLV | GSLV
Spacecraft: Gaganyaan
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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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
11 days ago

Measuring our oceans for future generations .!