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When was PSLV first used in India?

A. 1980

B. 1987

C. 1994

D. 2000


1. B
2. A
3. C
4. D

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : C

The correct answer is 1994.

  • It is the first Indian launch vehicle to be equipped with liquid stages.
  • After its first successful launch in October 1994, PSLV emerged as the reliable and versatile workhorse launch vehicle of India with 39 consecutively successful missions by June 2017.
  • PSLV C37 was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota (SHAR) carrying a payload of 104 satellites from 6 countries around the world (Israel, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, and the United States).
  • Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) is the third generation launch vehicle of India.
  • PSLV is designed mainly to deliver earth observation or remote sensing satellites, whereas, GSLV has been designed for launching communication satellites.
  • GSLV delivers satellites into a higher elliptical orbit, Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) and Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO).

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