ISRO also got the approval for a new member of the Launch Vehicle family, the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) along with a dedicated launch pad.
SSLV Launch Complex (SLC) is being set up at SDSC SHAR to integrate SSLV.https://www.isro.gov.in/update/01-jan-2019/message-chairmans-deskQuoteISRO also got the approval for a new member of the Launch Vehicle family, the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) along with a dedicated launch pad.Tenders related to building of SLC:1) https://www.isro.gov.in/sites/default/files/tenders/pt13-03-11483.pdf > Procurement, Manufacture, supply, Transportation, Inspection, Erection, Testing and Commissioning of Mobile Launch Pedestals for SLC project > Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Rail Track for SLC Project > Procurement, Manufacture, supply, erection, Testing & Commissioning of Wheel Bogie System for SSLV Launch Complex 2) https://www.isro.gov.in/sites/default/files/tenders/pt-_ro_03_-_01-_12041.pdf > Supply of Self Propelled Unit for SLC3) https://www.isro.gov.in/sites/default/files/tenders/pt11-03-11486.pdf > Design, Fabrication, Inspection, Testing & Transportation of Stainless Steel Tanks
Small Satellite Launch vehicle (SSLV) will be assembled in Vehicle Assembly Building over Mobile Launch Pedestal (MLP). The Bogie system will lift the MLP using four hydraulic jacks on each corner. The Bogie will be having 4 sets of wheels on each corner and each set is having 2 numbers of steel wheels of 1.2m diameter. Bogie moves on 6.5-meter gauge with 8 nos of double flange wheels rail track along with integrated vehicle, which is pulled/pushed by SPU, moving on the road from vehicle assembly building to launch pad which is 1400m away from Assembly building.Self-Propelled Unit (SPU) is connected to bogie by tow bar system. Bogie is fitted with tow hitch at front face at one side and is connected to Self-Propelled Unit using Tow bar. The entire Bogie + MLP + Launch Vehicle, weighing 500t, is being Pulled or Pushed, using proposed SPU. MLP will be transported from Launch Pad to Service Building and service building to First stage assembly building by using SPU as a payload. Throughout the transportation activities, SPU moves on the concrete paved road.