PSLV XL – Indian Space Research Organization Family: PSLV Length: 44 meters Diameter: 2.8 meters Launch Mass: 320 The PSLV XL was manufactured by Indian Space Research Organization with the first launch on 2008-10-22. PSLV XL has 21 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 22 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. Manufacturer 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.” Indian Space Research Organization is a Government IND entity that was founded in 1969 and is administered by Director: Kailasavadivoo Sivan. Indian Space Research Organization has 48 successful launches and 6 failed launches with a total of 54 launches.