|Country of origin||India|
|Cost per launch||₹30 crore (US$4.2 million) |
|Payload to 500x500 km orbit, i=45° ||500 kg (1,100 lb)|
|Payload to SSO||300 kilograms (660 lb) |
|Launch sites||SDSC SHAR|
|First flight||2020 (planned)|
|First stage – SS1|
|Second stage – SS2|
|Third stage – SS3|
|Fourth stage – Velocity Trimming Module|
The Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (or SSLV) is a small-lift launch vehicle being developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) with payload capacity to deliver 500 kg to Low Earth orbit (500 km) or 300 kg to Sun synchronous orbit (500 km) for launching small satellites, with the capability to support multiple orbital drop-offs. On 21 December 2018, the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) at Thumba completed the design for the vehicle.
The maiden flight is expected in 2020, and all flights will launch from a dedicated launch pad in Sriharikota called Small Satellite Launch Complex (SSLC). A new spaceport, under development, near Kulasekarapattinam in Tamil Nadu (as of December 2019) will handle SSLV launches when complete.
The SSLV was developed with the aim of launching small satellites commercially at drastically reduced price and higher launch rate as compared to PSLV. The manufacturing cost of the SSLV is expected to be ₹30 crore (US$4.2 million) to ₹35 crore (US$4.9 million). 
The projected high launch rate relies on largely autonomous launch operation and on overall simple logistics. To compare, a PSLV launch involves 600 officials while SSLV launch operations would be managed by a small team of about six people. The launch readiness period of the SSLV is expected to be less than a week instead of months. The launch vehicle can be assembled both vertically like the existing PSLV and GSLVs and horizontally like the decommissioned SLV and ASLV.
The first three stages of the vehicle use solid propellant, with a fourth stage being a velocity-trimming module.
The first developmental flight is expected in April 2020, and flights to inclined orbits will launch from Sriharikota, at first using existing launch pads and later from dedicated facility called Small Satellite Launch Complex (SSLC). Tenders related to manufacturing, installation, assembly, inspection, testing and Self Propelled launching Unit (SPU) were released in October 2019.
|Date / time (UTC)||Rocket,
|Microsat-2A (142 kg) ||LEO||Indian Armed Forces|
|SSLV-D1; first developmental flight, aiming for 350 km orbit.|
|Global-5, Global-6, Global-9, Global-10||LEO||Spaceflight Industries|
|SSLV-D2, second developmental flight carrying four 56 kg Blacksky Global satellites to ~500 km circular orbit with 50° inclination.|
A study has been carried out to identify suitable locations for establishment of a launch pad for the small satellite launch vehicle. It was found that the locations in the western sea coast near Gujarat did not meet some of the criteria for establishing the launch pad.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) FOR SUPPLY, INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING OF RAIL TRACK FOR SLC PROJECT
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) FOR PROCUREMENT, MANUFACTURE, SUPPLY, TESTING & COMMISIONING OF SELF PROPELLED UNITS FOR SLC
RFP document for Supply of Stainless Steel Tanks
Global-5 through Global-8 are currently scheduled to be launched in November 2019 on a Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) by the Indian Space Research Organization from its Satish Dhawan Space Center.