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PSLV XL – Indian Space Research Organization

PSLV XL – Indian Space Research Organization

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

The PSLV XL, manufactured by Indian Space Research Organization established in 1969, undertook its inaugural launch on 10/22/2008. Notably, PSLV XL has 24 successful launches and 1 failed attempts, with a cumulative tally of 25 launches, currently with 0 pending launches in the pipeline.

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.

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