Why is it called PSLV?

Full form of PSLV is the Polar satellite launch vehicle. It is called so, because this launch vehicle is used by ISRO for launching earth observation satellites, remote sensing satellites, etc in Polar Sun Synchronous Orbit.. You can read about the GSLV Mk III – A Comprehensive Overview of Heavy Lift Launch Vehicle in the given link.

Further readings:

  1. Indian Space Research Organisation [ISRO Notes for UPSC]
  2. Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) – A Complete Overview of Mangalyaan Mission

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