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SLV-3
Part of SLV Family
Indian all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Four stage vehicle consisting of 1 x SLV-3-1 + 1 x SLV-3-2 + 1 x SLV-3-3 + 1 x SLV-3-4

Status: Retired 1983. First Launch: 1979-08-10. Last Launch: 1983-04-17. Number: 4 . Payload: 42 kg (92 lb). Thrust: 503.00 kN (113,078 lbf). Gross mass: 17,000 kg (37,000 lb). Height: 23.60 m (77.40 ft). Diameter: 1.00 m (3.20 ft). Apogee: 900 km (550 mi).

LEO Payload: 42 kg (92 lb).



Family: all-solid, orbital launch vehicle. Country: India. Spacecraft: Rohini 1A, Rohini, Rohini 2. Launch Sites: Sriharikota, Sriharikota SLV. Stages: SLV-3 engine, SLV-1, SLV-2, SLV-4. Agency: Convair.

1979 August 10 - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. Launch Complex: Sriharikota SLV. LV Family: SLV. Launch Vehicle: SLV-3. FAILURE: Thrust vectoring of second stage failed.. Failed Stage: 2.
  • Rohini 1A - . Payload: Rohini RS-1. Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: Rohini 1A. Decay Date: 1979-08-19 .

1980 July 18 - . 02:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. Launch Complex: Sriharikota SLV. LV Family: SLV. Launch Vehicle: SLV-3.
  • Rohini RS-1 - . Payload: Rohini 1B. Mass: 40 kg (88 lb). Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Class: Earth. Type: Earth resources satellite. Spacecraft: Rohini. Decay Date: 1981-05-20 . USAF Sat Cat: 11899 . COSPAR: 1980-062A. Apogee: 921 km (572 mi). Perigee: 307 km (190 mi). Inclination: 44.7000 deg. Period: 97.00 min. Experimental-technology mission. Rohini satellite RS-1. .

1981 May 31 - . 05:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. Launch Complex: Sriharikota SLV. LV Family: SLV. Launch Vehicle: SLV-3. FAILURE: Partial Failure.. Failed Stage: U.
  • Rohini 2 - . Payload: Rohini RS-D-1. Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: Rohini 2. Decay Date: 1981-05-31 . USAF Sat Cat: 12491 . COSPAR: 1981-051A. Apogee: 374 km (232 mi). Perigee: 181 km (112 mi). Inclination: 46.2000 deg. Period: 90.06 min. Orbit too low..

1983 April 17 - . 05:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. Launch Complex: Sriharikota SLV. LV Family: SLV. Launch Vehicle: SLV-3.
  • Rohini 3 - . Payload: Rohini RS-D-2. Mass: 42 kg (92 lb). Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Class: Earth. Type: Earth resources satellite. Spacecraft: Rohini. Decay Date: 1990-04-19 . USAF Sat Cat: 14002 . COSPAR: 1983-033A. Apogee: 485 km (301 mi). Perigee: 326 km (202 mi). Inclination: 46.6000 deg. Period: 92.70 min. Rohini satellite D-2. Second developmental flight of an SLV-3 launch vehicle. The Rohini satellite D-2 carried a sensor payload for conducting remote-sensing experiments and for accurate orbit and attitude determination. .


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