What is PSLV satellite in india ?

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Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) is the third generation launch vehicle of India. It is the first Indian launch vehicle to be equipped with liquid stages.


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Launch vehicles are used to carry spacecraft into space. India currently has two operational launch vehicles: PSLV and GSLV. These launch vehicles are deployed by the Indian Space Agency, ISRO.

The PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) is the third-gen launch vehicle of India. It is the first Indian launch vehicle to be equipped with liquid stages. 


What is PSLV satellite in india ?


The vehicle is famous for launching two major spacecraft into space, namely Chandrayaan-I in 2008  and Mars Orbiter Spacecraft in 2013. 

Its missions:

  1. launched in October 1994
  2. 39 consecutively successful missions by June 2017
  3. launched 48 Indian satellites 
  4. 209 foreign satellites


It has consistently been proved to be a reliable and powerful launch vehicle. The height of the vehicle is 144ft. Also, the cost that is borne per launch is approximately Rs. 130 crore.