News update: SSLV To Carry Two Defence Satellites


Source: NDTV <https://idrw.org/isros-new-rocket-likely-to-carry-2-defence-satellites/>


  • ISRO will fly two small defence satellites in July or August this year on its new rocket SSLV. ”We are planning to fly two defence satellites, each weighing about 120 kg in our new rocket SSLV this July or August. The rocket design recently underwent a detailed integrated technical review,” K Sivan, ISRO Chairman, told news agency IANS on Wednesday.
  • He said the total weight of the payload that will be carried by the SSLV on its first flight will be about 500 kg. While the two satellites would weight about 120 kg each, there will be adaptors and others that would weigh about 300 kg. The total weight of the rocket will be 110 tonne.
So the SSLV to carry DRDO sats in its maiden test launch?