Oceansat-3 is a part of ISRO's Oceansat program. Its main purpose is ocean observation, which includes gathering ocean color data, sea surface temperature measurements and wind vector data.

Mission Type Earth Science
Orbit Sun-Synchronous Orbit

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) is an expendable medium-lift launch vehicle designed and operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It was developed to allow India to launch its Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites into sun-synchronous orbits, a service that was, until the advent of the PSLV in 1993, commercially available only from Russia. PSLV can also launch small size satellites into Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO).

Manufacturer Indian Space Research Organization
Thrust 4847kN
Length 44m
Diameter 2.8m
LEO Capacity 3800kg
GTO Capacity 1200kg
Launch Cost $21m
Indian Space Research Organization
Indian Space Research Organization

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bangalore. Its vision is to "harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration."

Type Government
Administrator Chairman: S. Somanath
Launch Vehicles PSLV | GSLV
Spacecraft Gaganyaan
Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad
Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad
Location Sriharikota, Republic of India
Total Launches 51
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