The rocket will carry India’s earth observation satellite risat-2br2 and other commercial satellites, said s. somanash, director of ISRO. In December, the advanced communication satellite gsat-12r will be launched with the polar orbit satellite carrier rocket PSLV C50. In addition to launching satellites, ISRO is also preparing to conduct the first test of a new type of rocket, the small satellite carrier rocket (SSLV), before December. According to S. somanash, director of ISRO, the small satellite launch vehicle took about two and a half years to complete its design. It is a three-stage motor rocket powered by solid fuel. In November, relevant experts will conduct necessary tests to check whether the rocket booster motor works normally. According to experts, the 34 meter long rocket weighs 120 tons and has the ability to launch multiple satellites in different orbits. It can carry 500 kg payload for Leo and 300 kg payload for SSO. The development cost of small satellite launch vehicles is about 1.2 billion rupees (110 million yuan). Small satellite launch vehicle (SSLV) can be said to be a mini polar orbit satellite launch vehicle (PSLV). The small satellite carrier rocket is actually an on-demand vehicle, which was developed based on the $500 million small satellite market. The weight of small satellite carrier rocket is only 120 tons, which is one tenth of that of polar orbit satellite carrier rocket. Compared with the 40 day assembly time of polar orbit satellite launch vehicle, it can be assembled in 3-5 days, making it an ideal choice for launching small satellites. Global Tech