PSLV:- Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle
The full form of PSLV stands for Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. The function of the PSLV was to medium lift launch system. The PSLV was manufactured by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The PSLV was originated from India. The PSLV was developed to allow India to launch its Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites into sun – synchronous orbits, a service that was, until the advent of the PSLV in 1993, commercially available only from Russia. PSLV is an expandable medium-lift launch vehicle designed and operated by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The cost of a launch sums up to Rs. 130-200 crore. The height and diameter being 44m (144ft) and 2.8m (9ft 2in) respectively. The status currently actsive. Sriharikota is the launch site of the PSLV. There have been a total 44 launches in which 41 of them resulted in a success and 2 failures also where 1 resulted in partial failure. The PSLV can also launch small-sized satellites into Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO).