Oct 17, 2003

PSLV-C5 /RESOURCESAT-1

PSLV-C5 is the eighth flight of ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV. Since its first flight in 1993, the payload capability of PSLV has been progressively improved by more than 600 kg. PSLV has also launched multiple satellites. In PSLV-C5 mission, the vehicle launches  an Indian Remote Sensing Satellite, IRS-P6 (RESOURCESAT-1), weighing 1360 kg into an 817 km high polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO).

With six successive successful launches so far, PSLV has emerged as the workhorse launch vehicle of ISRO for launching satellites into SSO as well as Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). PSLV is also offered for launching satellites of other space agencies /countries through the Antrix Corporation Limited

  STAGE-1 STAGE-2 STAGE-3 STAGE-4
Nomenclature Core (PSI)) + Six Strap -ons (PSOM) 6 Nos PS2 PS3 PS4
Propellant Solid
HTPB Based
Liquid
UH25+N204
Solid
HTPB based
Bi-prop
MMH +
MON
Mass (Tonne) 138.0 + 6 x 9.0 41.5 7.6 2.5
Max Thrust (kN) 4762.0
6 x 645
800 246 7.3 x 2
Burn Time
 (sec)
106.4
44
147 109 515
Stage Dia (m) 2.8
1.0
2.8 2.0 2.8
Stage Length
 (m)
20
10
12.8 3.6 2.9