ISRO to launch its new SSLV rocket by December 2020

ISRO to launch its new SSLV rocket by December 2020

ISRO is aspiring to launch its new rocket, the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV), before the year’s end.

Promoted by ISRO as an advantageous small satellite launcher that can be assembled in a week, the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) has been a long time coming.

A 34 meter three-stage rocket controlled completely by solid fuel, the SSLV has been two-and-half years really taking shape – from the planning phase to the launch pad. It is proficient in launching multiple satellites at various orbits.

The SSLV can convey a 500 kg payload to Low-Earth orbit (LEO) and a 300 kg-payload to Sun-Simultaneous orbit (SSO). It is relied upon to fly on two test launches from ISRO’s second launch pad in Sriharikota.

On the first flight, it will carry a military payload, Mircrosat-2A, to exhibit its launch on-demand ability. The 142 kg satellite is relied upon to meet the ever-expanding client demands for cartographic applications, urban and rural management, coastal land use and regulation, utilities mapping, development and various other geographic information system (GIS) applications.

On the subsequent flight, it is probably going to carry a commercial payload for BlackSky Global.

The SSLV is presently being assembled in Sriharikota, with its numerous frameworks coming in from different ISRO centers, according to an IANS report.

NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) has already put out brochures promoting the SSLV to seek for potential clients in December 2019.

The development cost of the rocket is about Rs 120 crore, and just the third phase of the PSLV rocket has been adjusted to fit the new rocket up until this point. The expense of launching a satellite (per kg) will be like that of the PSLV, the report proceeded.

Before the SSLV launch, November may likewise observe the PSLV-C49 lift off around ten satellites to orbit, including India’s RISAT-2BR2. After the PSLV-C49 launch, the launch pad will be reconfigured to address the SSLV’s needs.

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