Q. Consider the following statements regarding Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV)
1. They are cost-effective, three-stage, all-solid launch vehicles
2. It was developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A

Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) is scheduled to launch a geo-imaging satellite named “EOS-03” in the third quarter of 2021.  

About Small Satellite Launch Vehicle(SSLV): 

  • SSLV is a small-lift launch vehicle being developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). 
  • Features: They are cost-effective, three-stage, all-solid launch vehicles with a payload capability of 500 kg to 500 km planar orbit or 300 kg to Sun-Synchronous Polar Orbit. 
  • Benefits: SSLV is ideal for the on-demand, quick turn-around launch of small satellites. 
  • Launch Date: The first developmental flight of SSLV is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. 

Read more: Geo-imaging satellite “EOS-03” is scheduled for launch in third quarter of 2021