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PSLV CA


Core alone four stage vehicle consisting of 1 x S139 + 1 x PS2 + 1 x PS3 + 1 x PS4

The fourth stage had 400 kg less propellant loaded compared to the standard version. Payload capability 1,100 kg to a 622 km altitude sun synchronous orbit.

First Launch: 2009.04.20.
Last Launch: 2011.10.12.
Number: 10 .

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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...

PSLV CA Chronology


2009 April 20 - . 01:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. Launch Complex: Sriharikota SLP. LV Family: PSLV. Launch Vehicle: PSLV CA. LV Configuration: PSLV CA.
  • Risat-2 - . Mass: 340 kg (740 lb). Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Spacecraft: Tecsar. USAF Sat Cat: 34807 . COSPAR: 2009-019A. Apogee: 552 km (342 mi). Perigee: 446 km (277 mi). Inclination: 41.2000 deg. Period: 94.60 min. Summary: Tecsar-class radar imaging satellite bought by India from Israel..
  • Anusat - . Mass: 40 kg (88 lb). Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Spacecraft: Anusat. USAF Sat Cat: 34808 . COSPAR: 2009-019B. Apogee: 551 km (342 mi). Perigee: 401 km (249 mi). Inclination: 41.2000 deg. Period: 94.10 min. Summary: 40 kg imaging satellite from Anna University, Chennai, India..

2009 September 23 - . 06:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: PSLV. Launch Vehicle: PSLV CA. LV Configuration: PSLV CA.
  • Rubin-9.2 - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft: Rubin. USAF Sat Cat: 35936 . COSPAR: 2009-051F. Apogee: 795 km (493 mi). Perigee: 715 km (444 mi). Inclination: 98.3000 deg. Period: 99.90 min. Summary: Maritime communications package which remained attached to the PSLV final stage..
  • Oceansat-2 - . Mass: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb). Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. USAF Sat Cat: 35931 . COSPAR: 2009-051A. Apogee: 726 km (451 mi). Perigee: 720 km (440 mi). Inclination: 98.3000 deg. Period: 99.20 min. Summary: Remote sensing satellite with an 8-band ocean color monitor, a radar scatterometer and a radio occultation atmospheric sounder..

2009 September 23 - . 06:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: PSLV. Launch Vehicle: PSLV CA. LV Configuration: PSLV CA.
  • SwissCube - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: India. Class: Science. Type: Science satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. COSPAR: 2009-051. Summary: Cubesat from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • ITU-p-SAT 1 - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: India. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. COSPAR: 2009-051. Summary: Cubesat from Istanbul Teknik Universitesi..

2009 September 23 - . 06:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: PSLV. Launch Vehicle: PSLV CA. LV Configuration: PSLV CA.
  • Rubin-9.1 - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft: Rubin. USAF Sat Cat: 35936 . COSPAR: 2009-051F. Apogee: 795 km (493 mi). Perigee: 715 km (444 mi). Inclination: 98.3000 deg. Period: 99.90 min. Summary: Maritime communications package which remained attached to the PSLV final stage..

2009 September 23 - . 06:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: PSLV. Launch Vehicle: PSLV CA. LV Configuration: PSLV CA.
  • UWE-2 - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: India. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. COSPAR: 2009-051. Summary: Cubesat from Julius-Maximilians-Universitat Wurzburg, Germany..
  • BEESAT - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: India. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. COSPAR: 2009-051. Summary: Cubesat from Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany..

2010 July 12 - . 03:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: PSLV. Launch Vehicle: PSLV CA. LV Configuration: PSLV CA s/n C-15.
  • Cartosat 2B - . Mass: 694 kg (1,530 lb). Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Class: Surveillance. Type: Cartographic satellite. Spacecraft: IRS. USAF Sat Cat: 36795 . COSPAR: 2010-035A. Apogee: 647 km (402 mi). Perigee: 629 km (390 mi). Inclination: 98.1000 deg. Period: 97.50 min. Summary: Cartography satellite with 0.8 meter resolution..
  • Studsat - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 36796 . COSPAR: 2010-035B. Apogee: 640 km (390 mi). Perigee: 621 km (385 mi). Inclination: 98.2000 deg. Period: 97.30 min. Summary: ISRO-sponsored Indian student-designed satellite..
  • Aissat 1 - . Mass: 6.00 kg (13.20 lb). Nation: Norway. Agency: ISRO. Program: AIS. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. USAF Sat Cat: 36797 . COSPAR: 2010-035C. Apogee: 636 km (395 mi). Perigee: 620 km (380 mi). Inclination: 98.2000 deg. Period: 97.30 min. Summary: Satellite-based Automatic Identification System (AIS) payload to track maritime assets worldwide (all vessels over 300 metric tons are equipped with AIS transponders)..
  • Alsat 2A - . Mass: 116 kg (255 lb). Nation: Algeria. Agency: ISRO. Program: Alsat. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: Myriade. USAF Sat Cat: 36798 . COSPAR: 2010-035D. Apogee: 674 km (418 mi). Perigee: 672 km (417 mi). Inclination: 98.2000 deg. Period: 98.20 min. Summary: Optical surveillance satellite with 2.5 meter panchromatic resolution and 10 meter in 4 band/multispectral mode..
  • Tisat 1 - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: Switzerland. Agency: ISRO. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 36799 . COSPAR: 2010-035E. Apogee: 639 km (397 mi). Perigee: 619 km (384 mi). Inclination: 98.2000 deg. Period: 97.30 min. Summary: Swiss student satellite..

2011 October 12 - . 05:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: PSLV. Launch Vehicle: PSLV CA.
  • Megha-Tropique - . Mass: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb). Nation: India. Class: Earth. Type: Earth resources satellite. Spacecraft: IRS. USAF Sat Cat: 37838 . COSPAR: 2011-058A. Apogee: 868 km (539 mi). Perigee: 853 km (530 mi). Inclination: 20.0000 deg. Period: 102.20 min. Summary: Joint Indian-French remote sensing satellite; carried a MADRAS microwave imager, a Saphir water vapor profile instrument, and a ScaRaB radiation budget scanner..
  • JUGNU - . Mass: 10 kg (22 lb). Nation: India. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 37839 . COSPAR: 2011-058B. Apogee: 866 km (538 mi). Perigee: 839 km (521 mi). Inclination: 20.0000 deg. Period: 102.00 min. Summary: Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur technology satellite..
  • Vesselsat 1 - . Mass: 29 kg (63 lb). Nation: Luxembourg. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. USAF Sat Cat: 37840 . COSPAR: 2011-058C. Apogee: 868 km (539 mi). Perigee: 847 km (526 mi). Inclination: 20.0000 deg. Period: 102.10 min. Summary: OHB LuxSpace of Luxembourg satllite to provide AIS (ship tracking) services for Orbcomm..
  • SRMSAT - . Mass: 10 kg (22 lb). Nation: India. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. USAF Sat Cat: 37841 . COSPAR: 2011-058D. Apogee: 868 km (539 mi). Perigee: 850 km (520 mi). Inclination: 20.0000 deg. Period: 102.10 min. Summary: SRM University in Chennai satellite for greenhouse gas monitoring..

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