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GSLV Mk.3 (LVM-3)


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

LVM-3 or GSLV Mk.3 is an Indian launch vehicle 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
GSLV Mk.3 (4) 2 × S-200 SC-120 / SCE-200 C-32 / CE20
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
GSLV Mk.3 (LVM-3) 4000
GSLV Mk.3 (2) (LVM-3 (2))
GSLV Mk.3 (3) (LVM-3 (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     LVM3 (2)          M1       22.07.2019     Sr SLP   Chandrayaan 2 / Vikram
 5       3     LVM3 (2)          M2       22.10.2022     Sr SLP   OneWeb L14-1, ..., L14-36
 6       4     LVM3 (2)          M3       26.03.2023     Sr SLP   OneWeb L18-1, ..., L18-36
 7       5     LVM3 (2)          M4       14.07.2023     Sr SLP   Chandrayaan 3 / Vikram 2


 x       x     LVM3 (2)          Mx       xx.xx.202x     Sr SLP   Gaganyaan 1
 x       x     LVM3 (2)          Mx       xx.xx.202x     Sr SLP   Gaganyaan 2
 x       x     GSLV Mk.3 (2)     Mx       xx.xx.202x     Sr SLP   GSat 22 ?
Launch sites:

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

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