tech2 news staffJuly 16, 2021 19:32:24 IST
On Wednesday, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully conducted the third long-term heat test of the liquid propellant Vikas engine for the Gaganyaan program, the country’s first manned space operation.
The test was performed on the core of the human-classified GSLV MkIII vehicle L110, as part of the engine qualification requirements for the Gaganyaan program, the space agency said in a statement.
The engine was fired for 240 seconds at the ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC) test facility, Mahendragiri, Tamil Nadu. opinion.
The engine’s performance met the test targets and the engine parameters were closely matched to the predictions throughout the duration of the test, it said.
The goal of the Gaganyaan program is to demonstrate the ability to send people into orbit on a low country aboard an Indian launch vehicle and bring them back to earth.
#ISRO July 14, 2021 has successfully completed the liquid propellant Vikas engine heat test for the L110 liquid phase of the core of a human-classified GSLV MkIII vehicle as part of the engine qualification requirements #Gaganyaan Program
– ISRO (@isro) July 14, 2021
Union Space Minister Jitendra Singh said in February this year that the first unmanned operation is scheduled for December 2021 and the second unmanned operation in 2022-23, followed by a human space flight demonstration.
Four Indian astronaut candidates have already undergone general space flight training in Russia as part of the Gaganyaan program.
ISRO’s heavy-duty launch vehicle GSLV Mk III has been identified for the task
Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially announced the Gaganyaan program in her Independence Day speech on 15 August 2018.
The original goal was to launch a human space flight before the 75th anniversary of Indian independence on 15 August 2022.
Pat on the back! 🇮🇳
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 14, 2021
ISRO also uses the assistance of French, Russian, and U.S. space agencies for some important operations and component delivery, according to sources.
After ISRO tweeted about its success in testing Vikar engines, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk responded by congratulating the Indian Space Agency. Musk wrote only one word – “Congratulations!” With the smiley flag of India.
Yeah, a great achievement from ISRO. Very impressive!
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 16, 2017
This is not the first time Musk has tweeted to ISRO. In 2017, when ISRO launched 104 satellites with a single rocket, a Twitter user tweeted in Musk asking him for his thoughts on this achievement. He said he was very impressed with the record-breaking feat. and called it a “great achievement”
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