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ISRO successfully tests newly developed solid booster stage for SSLV

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ISRO successfully tests newly developed solid booster stage for SSLV
The remaining stages of SSLV (SS2 & SS3) have successfully undergone necessary ground tests and are ready for integration Photo : Times Now Digital




New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has announced the successful ground testing of the newly developed Solid Booster Stage (SS1) for the new launch vehicle Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV). The SS1 stage was tested at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota at 1205 hrs today.

In a Twitter post, the country’s premier space agency has said “Today’s successful testing has given sufficient confidence to proceed with the first developmental flight of SSLV (SSLV-D1). The remaining stages of SSLV (SS2 & SS3) have successfully undergone necessary ground tests and are ready for integration.”

The Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) is a small-lift launch vehicle with the capacity to deliver 600 kg payload to low Earth orbit (LEO) or 300 kg payload to Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO). The launch vehicle is suitable for launching small satellites, with the capability of supporting multiple orbital drop-offs.

The design of the vehicle was completed in 2018 by Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) and the maiden flight is expected in April 2022.

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