is Isro's workhorse. It places satellites into Low Earth Orbit and has is capable of carrying multiple satellites and putting them into different orbits.
As on date, PSLV
has, in addition to launching several national satellites, launched 297 international customer satellites belonging to 33 countries.
Upon successful and satisfactory completion of realisation of first lot of five PSLVs, NewSpace India/Isro
will enhance the scope for realisation of PSLV’s to 12 numbers per annum, under a separate contract.
The private industry will use Isro's existing supply chain.
After 2021, PSLV will be manufactured only by companies. A consortium of L&T and HAL will be the prime contractors. The rest of the ecosystem plays under them.
will no longer procure various parts from 200-plus suppliers and assemble the vehicle. That job will now be entrusted to these two of these companies with help from other current eco partners.
All solids and interstages in future would stay with L&T. The liquid along with tankages would be with HAL. Godrej will become a tier-I supplier to HAL, while Walchand will become tier-I supplier to L&T.
The first launch of PSLV completely built by industries is planned in 2021.