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PSLV-3


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 8,400/1,100 kg. Thrust 328.71 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 294 seconds.

Cost $ : 1.500 million.

AKA: Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.
Status: Active.
Gross mass: 8,400 kg (18,500 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 1,100 kg (2,400 lb).
Height: 3.54 m (11.61 ft).
Diameter: 1.99 m (6.52 ft).
Span: 2.02 m (6.62 ft).
Thrust: 328.71 kN (73,897 lbf).
Specific impulse: 294 s.
Burn time: 83 s.
Number: 20 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
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Associated Launch Vehicles
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Associated Propellants
  • Solid Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. More...

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