An Indian four-stage, solid-propellant launch vehicle with
a payload capacity of less than 50 kg into a low
Earth orbit with a mean altitude of 600 km at an inclination of 47°.
Following an initial failure, the SLV-3 successfully orbited three Rohini
satellites in 1980, 1981, and 1983. The SLV-3 formed the basis of the ASLV
(Advanced Space Launch Vehicle).
MISSILES, AND LAUNCH VEHICLES