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PSLV C


Indian all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Five stage vehicle consisting of 6 x PSOM + 1 x S139 + 1 x PS2 + 1 x PS3 + 1 x PS4

LEO Payload: 3,700 kg (8,100 lb). Payload: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) to a GTO.

Gross mass: 294,000 kg (648,000 lb).
Payload: 3,700 kg (8,100 lb).
Height: 44.40 m (145.60 ft).
Diameter: 2.80 m (9.10 ft).
Thrust: 5,290.00 kN (1,189,230 lbf).
Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).
First Launch: 2008.01.21.
Number: 1 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Spacecraft
  • Tecsar Israeli military surveillance radar satellite. First launch 2008.01.21. Israeli military radar/optical surveillance satellite using synthetic aperture x-band radar, with estimated 10 cm radar and 1 m optical ground resolution. More...

See also
  • PSLV Indian third-generation launch vehicle, large enough to carry polar-orbiting earth resources satellites. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • ISRO Indian manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Indian Space Research Organization, India. More...

Associated Stages
  • PSLV-0 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 10,930/2,010 kg. Thrust 502.60 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 262 seconds. More...
  • PSLV-1 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 168,200/30,200 kg. Thrust 4,860.07 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 269 seconds. More...
  • PSLV-2 N2O4/UDMH propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 45,800/5,300 kg. Thrust 725.02 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 293 seconds. More...
  • PSLV-3 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 8,400/1,100 kg. Thrust 328.71 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 294 seconds. More...
  • PSLV-4 N2O4/MMH propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 2,920/920 kg. Thrust 14.00 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 308 seconds. More...

PSLV C Chronology


2008 January 21 - . LV Family: PSLV. Launch Vehicle: PSLV C. LV Configuration: PSLV C s/n C10.
  • Tecsar - . Mass: 260 kg (570 lb). Nation: Israel. Agency: ISRO. Manufacturer: IAI. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance radar satellite. Spacecraft: Tecsar. USAF Sat Cat: 32476 . COSPAR: 2008-002A. Apogee: 580 km (360 mi). Perigee: 405 km (251 mi). Inclination: 41.0000 deg. Period: 94.50 min. Summary: Israeli military radar/optical surveillance satellite using synthetic aperture X-band radar, with estimated 10 cm radar and 1 m optical ground resolution..

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