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LVM-3-X (GSLV Mk.3-X)


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.

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
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
LVM-3 (GSLV Mk.3) 4000
No: TypeNo:    Type              Serial   Date           LS       Payload

 1       1     LVM-3-X           X1       18.12.2014  *  Sr SLP   CARE
Launch sites:

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

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