LVM 3 is a heavy lift launcher being developed by ISRO. It enables India to achieve self reliance in launching 4 tonne class satellites into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit(GTO). The LVM3 is configured with indigenous cryogenic stage with higher capacity than that of GSLV. The first experimental flight of LVM3, the LVM3-X/CARE mission lifted off from Sriharikota on December 18, 2014 and successfully tested the atmospheric phase of flight. Crew module Atmospheric Reentry Experiment was also carried out in this flight. The module reentered, deployed its parachutes as planned and splashed down in the Bay of Bengal.
|Height :||43.43 m|
|Vehicle Diameter (Core):||4.0 m|
|Strap-on Diameter:||3.2 m|
|Heat Shield Diameter :||5.0 m|
|Number Of Stages :||3|
|Lift Off Mass :||640 tonnes|
|Payload to GTO : 4,000 Kg||
LVM3 will be capable of placing the 4 tonne class satellites of the GSAT series into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbits.
|Payload to LEO : 8,000 Kg||
The powerful cryogenic stage of LVM3 enables it to place heavy payloads into Low Earth Orbits of 600 km altitude.
|Cryogenic Upper Stage : C25||
The C25 is powered by CE-20, India's largest cryogenic engine, designed and developed by the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre of ISRO located at Thiruvananthapuram.
|Solid Rocket Boosters : S200||
LVM3 uses two S200 solid rocket boosters to provide the huge amount of thrust required for lift off. The S200 was developed at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre.
|Core Stage : L110 Liquid Stage||
The L110 liquid stage is powered by two Vikas engines designed and developed at the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre.
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