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Prithvi



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Prithvi
Indian single-stage short range ballistic missile. First units deployed in 1995.

Failures: 2. Success Rate: 92.59%. First Fail Date: 1992-01-01. Last Fail Date: 2000-04-11. Launch data is: continuing. Standard warhead: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb). Maximum range: 154 km (95 mi). CEP: 0.24 km (0.14 mi). Boost Propulsion: Storable liquid rocket. Initial Operational Capability: 1995.

Location: Hyderabad, India.
Status: Active.
Gross mass: 14,000 kg (30,000 lb).
Payload: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb).
Height: 8.48 m (27.81 ft).
Diameter: 1.10 m (3.60 ft).
Span: 1.10 m (3.60 ft).
Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).
First Launch: 1988.02.25.
Last Launch: 2011.09.26.
Number: 39 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

Associated Launch Sites
  • Sriharikota India's primary space launch center, located on the east coast of the peninsula with a firing sector over the Bay of Bengal. In use from 1971 to present. More...
  • Balasore Indian military testing range, known to have been used for at least 489 launches from 1979 to 2008, reaching up to 1000 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages

Prithvi Chronology


1988 February 25 - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1989 September 27 - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1991 February 11 - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1991 July 4 - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 4.
  • - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1992 - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 7. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1992 May 5 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1992 August 18 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 8.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1993 February 7 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 10.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1993 June 1 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1993 November 30 - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 11.
  • 250 kg RV - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1994 June 4 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 13.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1994 June 6 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1996 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 2-2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1996 January 27 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 2-1 (15).
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1997 February 23 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 2-3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2000 June 16 - . 08:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 17.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2001 March 31 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 18.
  • Solid fuel test - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2001 December 12 - . 05:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • Prithvi-2 test - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2003 March 26 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • Prithvi-2? - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2003 April 29 - . 05:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • Prithvi-2? - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2004 January 23 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2004 March 19 - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • Prithvi-3 - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2006 June 11 - . 08:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • User Trial - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2006 November 26 - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC3. Launch Pad: IC3?. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • Test launch - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2006 November 27 - . 04:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC3. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • Target (P2) - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: A modified Prithvi II SRBM was fired from the Chandipore test range, Balasore, about 250 kilometers north of Bhubaneswar..

2006 November 27 - . 04:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • Intercept (P2) - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: ABM interceptor test. The interceptor, a modified Prithvi II, was fired from Wheeler's Island in the Bay of Bengal..

2007 May 9 - . 05:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2007 December 6 - . 05:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC3. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • AAD Target - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2007 December 6 - . 05:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi AAD.
  • AAD Interceptor - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

2008 May 23 - . 04:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 2-.
  • - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 44 km (27 mi).

2009 March 6 - . 10:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • PAD Interceptor 3 - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

2009 April 15 - . 04:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 2.
  • - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2009 October 12 - . 04:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 2.
  • Prithvi-2 - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2009 October 12 - . 05:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 2.
  • Prithvi-2 - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2010 March 15 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • AAD Target - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

2010 March 27 - . 00:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • RV - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Test launch.

2010 July 26 - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC3. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • AAD Target - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2010 July 26 - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi AAD.
  • AAD Interceptor - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 15 km (9 mi).

2011 September 26 - . 03:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC3. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi2.
  • Prithvi RV - . Nation: India. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Test mission..

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