LVM-3-X (CARE) [ISRO]
LVM-3 or GSLV Mk.3 is envisaged to launch four tonne satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit. LVM-3 is a three-stage vehicle with a 110 ton core liquid propellant stage (L-110) and a strap-on stage with two solid propellant motors, each with 200 tons propellant (S-200). The upper stage will be cryogenic fueled with a propellant loading of 25 tons (C-25). LVM-3 will have a lift-off weight of about 629 tons and will be 42.4 m tall. The payload fairing has a diameter of 5 m and a payload volume of 100 cubic meters.
For the suborbital first flight, X-1, the second stage is inert without an engine. The data from this test flight resulted in a number of changes - a different ogive shape of the payload fairing and slanted nosecones for the boosters.
|Version||Strap-On||Stage 1||Stage 2|
|LVM-3-X (GSLV Mk.3-X)||2 × S-200||L-110 / 2 × Vikas||Dummy C-25|
|LVM-3 (GSLV Mk.3)||2 × S-200||L-110 / 2 × Vikas||C-25 / CE20|
|LVM-3 (GSLV Mk.3)||4000|