ISRO to launch new rocket SSLV-D2 today.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the second edition of the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV-D2)

from the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan space centre at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on Friday.

“SSLV-D2/EOS-07 Mission is accomplished successfully. SSLV-D2 placed EOS-07, Janus-1, and AzaadiSAT-2 into their intended orbits,” ISRO tweeted. 

According to ISRO, the SSLV caters to the launch of up to 500 kg satellites to low earth orbits on a 'launch-on-demand' basis. 

The rocket provides low-cost access to space, offers low turn-around time and flexibility in accommodating multiple satellites, and demands minimal launch infrastructure. 

The SSLV is a 34 m tall, 2 m diameter vehicle having a lift-off mass of 120 tonnes 

The rocket is configured with three solid propulsion stages and a velocity terminal module