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SLV-3


Indian all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Four stage vehicle consisting of 1 x SLV-3-1 + 1 x SLV-3-2 + 1 x SLV-3-3 + 1 x SLV-3-4

LEO Payload: 42 kg (92 lb). Failures: 2. First Fail Date: 1979-08-10. Last Fail Date: 1981-05-31.

Gross mass: 17,000 kg (37,000 lb).
Payload: 42 kg (92 lb).
Height: 23.60 m (77.40 ft).
Diameter: 1.00 m (3.20 ft).
Thrust: 503.00 kN (113,078 lbf).
Apogee: 900 km (550 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...

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

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...

Associated Stages
  • SLV-1 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 10,800/2,140 kg. Thrust 502.60 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 253 seconds. More...
  • SLV-2 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 4,900/1,750 kg. Thrust 267.01 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 267 seconds. More...
  • SLV-3 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 1,500/440 kg. Thrust 90.70 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 277 seconds. More...
  • SLV-4 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 360/98 kg. Thrust 26.83 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 283 seconds. More...

SLV-3 Chronology


1979 August 10 - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. Launch Complex: Sriharikota SLV. LV Family: SLV. Launch Vehicle: SLV-3. LV Configuration: SLV-3 SLV-3-E1. FAILURE: Thrust vectoring of second stage failed.. Failed Stage: 2.
  • Rohini 1A - . Payload: Rohini RS-1. Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: Rohini 1A. Decay Date: 1979-08-19 . COSPAR: F790810A.

1980 July 18 - . 02:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. Launch Complex: Sriharikota SLV. LV Family: SLV. Launch Vehicle: SLV-3. LV Configuration: SLV-3 SLV-3-E2.
  • Rohini RS-1 - . Payload: Rohini 1B. Mass: 40 kg (88 lb). Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Class: Earth. Type: Earth resources satellite. Spacecraft: Rohini. Decay Date: 1981-05-20 . USAF Sat Cat: 11899 . COSPAR: 1980-062A. Apogee: 921 km (572 mi). Perigee: 307 km (190 mi). Inclination: 44.7000 deg. Period: 97.00 min. Summary: Experimental-technology mission. Rohini satellite RS-1. .

1981 May 31 - . 05:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. Launch Complex: Sriharikota SLV. LV Family: SLV. Launch Vehicle: SLV-3. LV Configuration: SLV-3 SLV-3-D3. FAILURE: Partial Failure.. Failed Stage: U.
  • Rohini 2 - . Payload: Rohini RS-D-1. Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: Rohini 2. Decay Date: 1981-05-31 . USAF Sat Cat: 12491 . COSPAR: 1981-051A. Apogee: 374 km (232 mi). Perigee: 181 km (112 mi). Inclination: 46.2000 deg. Period: 90.06 min. Summary: Orbit too low..

1983 April 17 - . 05:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. Launch Complex: Sriharikota SLV. LV Family: SLV. Launch Vehicle: SLV-3. LV Configuration: SLV-3-D4 SLV-3-D4.
  • Rohini 3 - . Payload: Rohini RS-D-2. Mass: 42 kg (92 lb). Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Class: Earth. Type: Earth resources satellite. Spacecraft: Rohini. Decay Date: 1990-04-19 . USAF Sat Cat: 14002 . COSPAR: 1983-033A. Apogee: 485 km (301 mi). Perigee: 326 km (202 mi). Inclination: 46.6000 deg. Period: 92.70 min. Summary: Rohini satellite D-2. Second developmental flight of an SLV-3 launch vehicle. The Rohini satellite D-2 carried a sensor payload for conducting remote-sensing experiments and for accurate orbit and attitude determination. .

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