Breaking: ISRO tests Solid State Booster SS1 for SSLV

Today, ISRO successfully carried out the ground testing of the newly developed solid booster stage (SS1) for its new launch vehicle Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, at 1205 hrs.

Today’s successful testing has given sufficient confidence to proceed with the first developmental flight of SSLV (SSLV-D1). The remaining stages of SSLV (SS2 & SS3) have successfully undergone necessary ground tests and are ready for integration.

SSLV is the newest launch vehicle under development by ISRO which aims to capture the market for smaller satellites by providing a cheaper launch solution.

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