ISRO

Nov 05, 2013

PSLV-C25

PSLV-C25, twenty fifth flight of PSLV launched Mars Orbiter Mission Spacecraft from the First Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.

PSLV-C25


The challenging PSLV-C25 mission was optimised for the launch of Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft into a highly elliptical Earth orbit with a perigee (nearest point to Earth) of 250 km and an apogee (farthest point to Earth) of 23,500 km with an inclination of 19.2 degree with respect to the equator.
 

PSLV- C25 Stages at a Glance
  STAGE-1 PSOM-XL STAGE-2 STAGE-3 STAGE-4
Propellant Solid
(HTPB
Based)
Solid
(HTPB
Based)
Liquid
(UH25 + N2O4)
Solid
(HTPB Based)
Liquid
(MMH + MON-3)
Propellant Mass (Tonne) 138 12.2 42 7.6 2.5
Peak Thrust (kN) 4800 718 799 247 7.3 X 2
Burn Time (sec) 103 50 148 112 525
Diameter (m) 2.8 1 2.8 2.0 2.8
Length  (m) 20 12 12.8 3.6 2.7