Small Satellite Launch Vehicle(SSLV) – UPSC Prelims

Small Satellite Launch Vehicle(SSLV):
  • SSLV is a small-lift launch vehicle being developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
  • Features: They are cost-effective, three-stage, all-solid launch vehicles with a payload capability of 500 kg to 500 km planar orbit or 300 kg to Sun-Synchronous Polar Orbit.
  • Benefits: SSLV is ideal for the on-demand, quick turn-around launch of small satellites.
  • Launch Date: The first developmental flight of SSLV is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.

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