ISRO to launch its new SSLV rocket on August 7 from Sriharikota

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch its new Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) from the Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) in Sriharikota on August 7.

According to ISRO, the mission will launch at 9:18 a.m. IST. The public will be allowed to view the launch up close, from ISRO’s Launch Viewers gallery.

The Indian Space Research Organization has developed SSLV to deliver satellites weighing less than 500 kg into low Earth orbit, which are in high demand for applications such as Earth observation and providing internet connectivity in remote areas.

The primary payload for SSLV’s first demonstration flight is a MicroSat 2A Earth observation satellite.

According to ISRO, an SSLV rocket can be manufactured in a week to meet the demands of the booming space sector.

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Monday invited general citizens to the observation gallery of the Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) in Sriharikota to witness the launch of the Small Satellite Launcher (SSLV-D1) mission. , scheduled for Sunday, August 7. .

The SSLV-D1/EOS-02 mission is scheduled to launch on Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 9:18 a.m. (IST) from the Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC), Sriharikota. ISRO invites citizens to SDSC’s Launch View Gallery to witness the launch. Registration is open at,” ISRO said in a tweet.

The Space Port of India naturally attracts visitors to witness launch activities and encourage pride in our nation. The launch view gallery would allow thousands of viewers to witness the launch.

Ground tests of the newly developed Solid Booster Stage (SS1) for ISRO’s new launch vehicle i.e. Small Satellite Launcher (SSLV) were carried out today, March 14, 2022 at the Center space Satish Dhawan from Sriharikota at 12:05 p.m.

All propulsion parameters during the test are deemed satisfactory and correspond closely to predictions.

The SS1 engine is a solid three-segment propulsion stage incorporating many innovative new technologies and processes that include a bondless seal between the segments, a high-power electromechanical actuator with digital control electronics, an optimized igniter and simultaneous propellant casting. of all segments, which were successfully validated during the ground test.

Successful testing of the solid booster stage has given enough confidence to proceed with SSLV’s first development flight (SSLV-D1) which is scheduled for May 2022. The remaining SSLV stages, i.e. the SS2 and SS3 stages have successfully passed the necessary ground tests and are ready for integration.

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