Published on: March 15, 2022

SMALL SATELLITE LAUNCH VEHICLE

SMALL SATELLITE LAUNCH VEHICLE

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ISRO successfully completed the ground test of the solid-fuel based booster stage (SS1) of its new Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV), completing the ground testing of all three stages of the launch vehicle

Bushey SMALL SATELLITE LAUNCH VEHICLE

  • Smallest vehicle weighing only 110 tonnes
  • Will only take 72 hours to integrate
  • Can launch satellites weighing up to 500 kg into low-Earth orbit, whereas the tried-and-tested solar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) can launch satellites weighing up to 1000 kg.
  • Is a three-stage, all-solid vehicle capable of launching up to 500-kilogram satellites into 500 km Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and 300 kg into Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO).
  • Suitable for simultaneously launching multiple microsatellites and supports multiple orbital drop-offs.
  • key characteristics – low cost, low turnaround time, flexibility in accommodating multiple satellites, launch on-demand capability, minimal launch infrastructure requirements