Please make a donation to support Gunter's Space Page.
Thank you very much for visiting Gunter's Space Page. I hope that this site is useful and informative for you.
If you appreciate the information provided on this site, please consider supporting my work by making a simple and secure donation via PayPal. Please help to run the website and keep everything free of charge. Thank you very much.

GSLV Mk.3 (LVM-3)


GSLV Mk.3(2) (GSat 29) [ISRO]

LVM-3 or GSLV Mk.3 is an Indian lauchvehicle capable of launching a four ton 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 was 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.

After the first orbital flight, an enlarged cryogenic stage was introduced.

Version Strap-On Stage 1 Stage 2
LVM-3-X (GSLV Mk.3-X) 2 × S-200 L-110 / 2 × Vikas Dummy C-25
GSLV Mk.3 2 × S-200 L-110 / 2 × Vikas C-25 / CE20
GSLV Mk.3(2) 2 × S-200 L-110 / 2 × HTVE C-25 / CE20
GSLV Mk.3(3) 2 × S-200 L-110 / 2 × HTVE C-30 / CE20
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
GSLV Mk.3 (LVM-3) 4000
GSLV Mk.3(2) (LVM-3)
GSLV Mk.3(3) (LVM-3)
No: TypeNo:    Type              Serial   Date           LS       Payload

 1       1     LVM-3-X           X1       18.12.2014  *  Sr SLP   CARE
 2       1     GSLV Mk.3         D1       05.06.2017     Sr SLP   GSat 19
 3       1     GSLV Mk.3(2)      D2       14.11.2018     Sr SLP   GSat 29
 4       2     GSLV Mk.3(2)      M2       22.07.2019     Sr SLP   Chandrayaan 2 / Vikram


 x       x     GSLV Mk.3(2)      M2       xx.xx.2020     Sr SLP   Gaganyaan 1
 5       3     GSLV Mk.3(2)      M2       xx.xx.2020     Sr SLP   GSat 22 ?
Launch sites:

Sr  = Satish Dhawan Space Center (Sriharikota Space Center), Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, India India