ISRO Smallest Rocket Launched, Carries Satellite Built By 750 Schoolgirls

ISRO Smallest Rocket Launched, Carries Satellite Built By 750 Schoolgirls

Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) will carry a satellite built by 750 school girls to mark the 75th Anniversary of Independence.

The Indian Space Research Organisation, or ISRO, launched its smallest rocket, carrying an earth observation satellite and a student satellite from the spaceport in Sriharikota this morning.

Here are the top 5 facts on the SSLV:

This is the first time that ISRO launched a Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV), which would be used to deploy satellites in the low orbit earth.

Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) is carrying a satellite built by 750 school girls to mark the 75th Anniversary of Independence.

The SSLV is 34m tall, about 10m less than the PSLV and it has a vehicle diameter of two metres as compared to 2.8 metres of PSLV.

SSLV has a lift-off mass of 120 tonne while PSLV has 320 tonnes, which can carry payloads upto 1,800 kgs.

The country’s first Satellite Launch Vehicle -3 – launched in 1980 – carried payloads of upto 40kgs.

 

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