What is Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle ?
The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) is the first operational lauch vehicle developed by ISRO. It is capable of launching 1600 kg satellites in 620 km sun-synchronous polar orbit and 1050 ks satellite in geo-synchronous transfer orbit. In the standard configuration, it measures 44.4 m tall, with a lift off weigh of 295 tonnes. Till July 2010, it has launched 41 satellites (19 Indian and 22 from other countries)