PSLV-C4

Summary

PSLV-C4
PSLV.svg
Model of the PSLV rocket
NamesMetSat mission
Mission typeDeployment of three satellites.
OperatorISRO
WebsiteISRO website
Mission duration1,211 seconds
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftPolar Satellite Launch Vehicle
Spacecraft typeExpendable launch vehicle
ManufacturerISRO
Launch mass295,000 kilograms (650,000 lb)
Payload mass1,060 kilograms (2,340 lb)
Dimensions44.4 metres (146 ft)
(overall height)
Start of mission
Launch date15:53:00, September 12, 2002 (IST) (2002-09-12T15:53:00IST) (IST)
RocketPolar Satellite Launch Vehicle
Launch siteSriharikota Launching Range
ContractorISRO
End of mission
DisposalPlaced in graveyard orbit
DeactivatedSeptember 12, 2002 (2002-09-12)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeosynchronous transfer orbit
Payload
India flag-XL-anim.gif Kalpana-1 (Né MetSat)
Mass1,060 kilograms (2,340 lb)
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PSLV-C4 was the fourth operational launch and overall seventh mission of the PSLV program. This launch was also the forty-eight launch by Indian Space Research Organisation since its first mission on 1 January 1962. The vehicle carried and injected India's first dedicated Meteorological satellite, Kalpana-1 (originally called MetSat) into the Geosynchronous transfer orbit. PSLV-C4 was launched at 15:53 hours IST on 12 September 2002 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (then called "Sriharikota Launching Range").[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Mission highlights

[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Mission parameters

  • Mass:
    • Total liftoff weight: 295,000 kilograms (650,000 lb)
    • Payload weight: 1,060 kilograms (2,340 lb)
  • Overall height: 44.4 metres (145.7 ft)
  • Propellant:
  • Engine:
    • First stage: S139
    • Second stage: Vikas
    • Third stage:
    • Fourth stage: 2 x PS-4
  • Thrust:
    • First stage: 4,628 + 662 x 6 kN
    • Second stage: 725 kN
    • Third stage: 260 kN
    • Fourth stage: 7.4 x 2 kN
  • Duration: 1,211 seconds

[1][2][4]

Payload

PSLV-C4 carried and deployed India's first dedicated Meteorological satellite, Kalpana-1 into the Geosynchronous transfer orbit.[1][2][4]

Country Name Nos Mass Type Objective
India India Kalpana-1 1 1,060 kg Satellite Meteorological satellite. Weather & climate monitoring of earth

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "PSLV-C4". Indian Space Research Organisation. Retrieved 13 Jul 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "PSLV-C4 MetSat mission". Indian Space Research Organisation. Retrieved 13 Jul 2016.
  3. ^ a b "PSLV-C4 Launch Successful - Places MetSat in Orbit". Indian Space Research Organisation. Retrieved 13 Jul 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d "PSLV-C4 brochure" (PDF). Indian Space Research Organisation. Retrieved 13 Jul 2016.
  5. ^ a b "PSLV-C4 launched successfully from Sriharikota". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 Jul 2016.
  6. ^ a b "PSLV". spacelaunchreport.com. Retrieved 13 Jul 2016.
  7. ^ a b "ISRO's timeline. 1960s to today. #48". Indian Space Research Organisation. Retrieved 13 Jul 2016.