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SLV



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SLV-3
Indian all-solid orbital launch vehicle.

LEO Payload: 40 kg (88 lb) to a 400 km orbit. Failures: 2. Success Rate: 50.00%. First Fail Date: 1979-08-10. Last Fail Date: 1981-05-31. Launch data is: complete in 1985 dollars. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 5.000 million.

Stage Data - SLV

  • Stage 1. 1 x SLV-1. Gross Mass: 10,800 kg (23,800 lb). Empty Mass: 2,140 kg (4,710 lb). Thrust (vac): 502.600 kN (112,989 lbf). Isp: 253 sec. Burn time: 49 sec. Isp(sl): 229 sec. Diameter: 1.00 m (3.20 ft). Span: 1.00 m (3.20 ft). Length: 9.99 m (32.77 ft). Propellants: Solid. No Engines: 1. Engine: SLV-1. Other designations: Satellite Launch Vehicle. Status: In Production.
  • Stage 2. 1 x SLV-2. Gross Mass: 4,900 kg (10,800 lb). Empty Mass: 1,750 kg (3,850 lb). Thrust (vac): 267.005 kN (60,025 lbf). Isp: 267 sec. Burn time: 40 sec. Isp(sl): 216 sec. Diameter: 0.80 m (2.62 ft). Span: 0.80 m (2.62 ft). Length: 6.35 m (20.83 ft). Propellants: Solid. No Engines: 1. Engine: SLV-2. Other designations: Satellite Launch Vehicle. Status: In Production.
  • Stage 3. 1 x SLV-3. Gross Mass: 1,500 kg (3,300 lb). Empty Mass: 440 kg (970 lb). Thrust (vac): 90.701 kN (20,390 lbf). Isp: 277 sec. Burn time: 45 sec. Isp(sl): 190 sec. Diameter: 0.82 m (2.69 ft). Span: 0.82 m (2.69 ft). Length: 2.30 m (7.50 ft). Propellants: Solid. No Engines: 1. Engine: SLV-3. Other designations: Satellite Launch Vehicle. Status: In Production.
  • Stage 4. 1 x SLV-4. Gross Mass: 360 kg (790 lb). Empty Mass: 98 kg (216 lb). Thrust (vac): 26.830 kN (6,032 lbf). Isp: 283 sec. Burn time: 33 sec. Isp(sl): 60 sec. Diameter: 0.66 m (2.16 ft). Span: 0.66 m (2.16 ft). Length: 1.50 m (4.90 ft). Propellants: Solid. No Engines: 1. Engine: SLV-4. Other designations: Satellite Launch Vehicle. Status: In Production.

AKA: Satellite Launch Vehicle.
Status: Retired 1983.
Gross mass: 17,610 kg (38,820 lb).
Payload: 40 kg (88 lb).
Height: 24.00 m (78.00 ft).
Diameter: 1.00 m (3.20 ft).
Thrust: 454.90 kN (102,266 lbf).
Apogee: 400 km (240 mi).
First Launch: 1979.08.10.
Last Launch: 1983.04.17.
Number: 4 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Spacecraft
  • Rohini Indian earth land resources satellite. 2 launches, 1980.07.18 (Rohini RS-1) and 1983.04.17 (Rohini 3). Experimental-technology mission. More...

Associated Engines
  • SLV-1 ISRO solid rocket engine. 502.6 kN. Isp=253s. Used on ASLV, PSLV, SLV. First flight 1979. More...
  • SLV-2 ISRO solid rocket engine. 267 kN. Isp=267s. Used on ASLV, SLV. First flight 1979. More...
  • SLV-3 ISRO solid rocket engine. 90.7 kN. Isp=277s. Used on ASLV, SLV. First flight 1979. More...
  • SLV-4 ISRO solid rocket engine. 26.8 kN. Isp=283s. Used on ASLV, SLV. First flight 1979. More...

See also
Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • ISRO Indian manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Indian Space Research Organization, India. More...

Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.
  • Krebs, Gunter, Gunter's Space Page, University of Frankfurt, 1996. Web Address when accessed: here.
  • JPL Mission and Spacecraft Library, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1997. Web Address when accessed: here.
  • Isakowitz, Steven J,, International Reference to Space Launch Systems Second Edition, AIAA, Washington DC, 1991 (succeeded by 2000 edition).
  • Wilson, Andrew, editor,, Jane's/Interavia Space Directory, Jane's Information Group, Coulsdon, Surrey, 1992 et al.

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