PSLV | KALPANA-1

PSLV | KALPANA-1

Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad
Sriharikota, Republic of India

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Indian Space Research Organization

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bangalore. Its vision is to "harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration."

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KALPANA-1

Kalpana-1 was the first dedicated meteorological satellite launched by Indian Space Research Organisation using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle on 12 September 2002. The satellite is three-axis stabilized and is powered by solar panels, getting up to 550 watts (0.74 hp) of power. The METSAT bus was used as the basis for the Chandrayaan lunar orbiter mission of 2008.

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PSLV


Height 44.00 Meters

Max Stages 4

Mass To GTO 1200 kg

Liftoff Thrust 4847 kN

Diameter 2.80 Meters

Mass To LEO 3800 kg

Liftoff Mass 295 Tonnes


Launch Success 10

Consecutive Success 8

Maiden Flight 1993-09-20

Launch Failures 2


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