Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV)

Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) is a 3 stage Launch Vehicle configured with three Solid Propulsion Stages and liquid propulsion based Velocity Trimming Module (VTM) as a terminal stage.

SSLV is 2m in diameter and 34m in length with lift off weight of ~120 tonnes. It is capable of launching ~500kg satellite in 500km planar orbit from SDSC/SHAR.

The key features of SSLV are Low cost, with low turn-around time, flexibility in accommodating multiple satellites, Launch on demand feasibility, minimal launch infrastructure requirements, etc.

Vehicle Configuration

2m diameter x 34m long
Lift off mass : ~120T
Three Solid propulsion stages
Liquid module as terminal stage

Vehicle Specification

Stage 1: SS1

FuelHTPB based Solid Propellant
Max. vac Thrust2496 kN
Burntime94.3 sec

Stage 2: SS2

FuelHTPB based Solid Propellant
Max. vac Thrust234.2 kN
Burntime113.1 sec

Stage 3: SS3

Fuel HTPB based Solid Propellant
Max. vac Thrust160 kN
Burntime106.9 sec

List of SSLV Launches

SlNoTitleLaunch DateLauncher TypePayload
1SSLV-D1/EOS-02 MissionAug 07, 2022SSLVEOS-02
2SSLV-D2/EOS-07 MissonFeb 10, 2023SSLVEOS-07

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