The SLV-3 became India´s first successful launch vehicle when it placed the Rohini satellite into orbit in 1980. The project was headed by later Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
Despite its high rate of failiure a modified first stage of the rocket was used to launch India´s HEX-1 Reusable Launch Vehicle Technology Demonstrator in 2016.
It was also modified into the ASLV.

The SLV is one of the easiest models on this website. If you leave the small details away it only consists out of two cylinders, three cones and the fins.

The scale of the paper model is 1:100.

2 Thoughts to “SLV-3”

  1. Sathyakumar Sharma

    Hi, I was looking for paper model of this launch vehicle. Good Job. It would be great if you can make model of its launch tower also.

    1. Hi,
      Thanks a lot! Actually I was also looking for a model of the rocket but could not find one. So this became the first one I built. I also thought about building the launch tower. However, I could only find some bad images of it during the launch. Also it would have been very hard to build the structure in a simple way while still keeping its complexity. This is why I probably won’t build a model of the launch tower.
      Thanks again
      Paul

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