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PSLV-0


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 10,930/2,010 kg. Thrust 502.60 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 262 seconds.

Cost $ : 2.000 million.

AKA: Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.
Status: Active.
Gross mass: 10,930 kg (24,090 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 2,010 kg (4,430 lb).
Height: 9.99 m (32.77 ft).
Diameter: 1.00 m (3.20 ft).
Span: 1.00 m (3.20 ft).
Thrust: 502.60 kN (112,989 lbf).
Specific impulse: 262 s.
Specific impulse sea level: 229 s.
Burn time: 44 s.
Number: 120 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
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Associated Launch Vehicles
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Associated Propellants
  • Solid Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. More...

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