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Current Affairs: PSLV Launches Till Date - Complete Coverage


POLAR SATELLITE LAUNCH VEHICLE (PSLV)

 About the Launch Vehicle

The PSLV is one of world's most reliable launch vehicles. It has been in service for over twenty years and has launched various satellites for historic missions like Chandrayaan-1, Mars Orbiter Mission, Space Capsule Recovery Experiment, Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) etc. PSLV remains a favourite among various organisations as a launch service provider and has launched over 40 satellites for 19 countries. 

In 2008 it created a record for most number of satellites placed in orbit in one launch by launching 10 satellites into various Low Earth Orbits. On 22.06.2016, ISRO successfully launched, 20 satellites in a single mission from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. The Satellites including India’s latest earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 were launched using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-34. This successful launch, ISRO surpassed its previous record of placing 10 satellites into orbit in a single mission in 2008.


Vehicle Specifications


Height : 44 m
Diameter : 2.8 m
Number of Stages : 4
Lift Off Mass : 320 tonnes (XL)
Variants : 3 (PSLV-G, PSLV - CA, PSLV - XL)
First Flight : September 20, 1993


Technical Specifications


Payload to SSPO: 1,750 kg

PSLV earned its title 'the Workhorse of ISRO' through consistently delivering various satellites to Low Earth Orbits, particularly the IRS series of satellites. It can take up to 1,750 kg of payload to Sun-Synchronous Polar Orbits of 600 km altitude.


PSLV Launches Till Date
Sl. No
Title of the Rocket
Launch Date
1
PSLV-C34 / Cartosat-2
Jun 22, 2016
2
PSLV-C33/IRNSS-1G
Apr 28, 2016
3
PSLV-C32/IRNSS-1F
Mar 10, 2016
4
PSLV-C31/IRNSS-1E
Jan 20, 2016
5
PSLV-C29 / TeLEOS-1 Mission
Dec 16, 2015
6
PSLV-C30/ASTROSAT Mission
Sep 28, 201
7
PSLV-C33/IRNSS-1G
Apr 28, 2016
8
PSLV-C28 / DMC3 Mission
Jul 10, 2015
9
PSLV-C27
Mar 28, 2015
10
PSLV-C26
Oct 16, 2014
11
PSLV-C23
Jun 30, 2014
12
PSLV-C24
Apr 04, 2014
13
PSLV-C25
Nov 05, 2013
14
PSLV-C22
Jul 01, 2013
15
PSLV-C20
Feb 25, 2013
16
PSLV-C21
Sep 09, 2012
17
PSLV-C19
Apr 26, 2012
18
PSLV-C18
Oct 12, 2011
19
PSLV-C17
Jul 15, 2011
20
PSLV-C16
Apr 20, 2011
21
PSLV-C15
Jul 12, 2010
22
PSLV-C14
Sep 23, 2009
23
PSLV-C12
Apr 20, 2009
24
PSLV-C11
Oct 22, 2008
25
PSLV-C10
Jun 23, 2008
26
PSLV-C9
Apr 28, 2008
27
PSLV-C5
Oct 17, 2007
28
PSLV-C8
Apr 23, 2007
29
PSLV-C7
Jan 10, 2007
30
PSLV-C6
May 05, 2005
31
PSLV-C4
Sep 12, 2002
32
PSLV-C3
Oct 22, 2001
33
PSLV-C2
May 26, 1999
34
PSLV-C1
Sep 29, 1997
35
PSLV-D3
Mar 21, 1996
36
PSLV-D2
Oct 15, 1994
37
PSLV-D1
Sep 20, 1993

Coutesy: ISRO (http://www.isro.gov.in/)

PSLV Launches Till Date
Courtesy: Dinamani

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