PSLV: Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle
The full form of PSLV is “Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle“. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) is an expendable medium-lift launch vehicle designed and operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is the third generation launch vehicle of India and also the first satellite launch vehicle of India which is equipped with liquid stages. PSLV was developed to enable India launch its Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites into Sun-synchronous orbits. It can also be used to launch small size satellites into geostationary transfer orbit (GTO). As of December 2019, PSLV has launched 319 foreign satellites from 33 countries. Most notable among these was the launch of PSLV C37 on 15 February 2017 successfully deploying 104 satellites in sun-synchronous orbit, tripling the previous record held by Russia for the highest number of satellites sent to space on a single launch.
Other Full Forms of PSLV
|Penn State Lehigh Valley||General|
|Polar Satellite Landing Vehicle||Transportation|
|Polar Space Launch Vehicle||Transportation|
|Polar Survey Landing Vehicie||Miscellaneous|
|Primary Satellite Launch Vehicle||Transportation|