Gaganyan's Vikas Engine Tested
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) conducted the third thermal test of the Vikas liquid fuel engine for the Gaganyaan program, India's first manned space mission on Wednesday. The tests were carried out on the L110 GSLV MkIII base aircraft through a human assessment as part of the engine qualification for the Gaganyaan programme, the space agency said in a statement.
The engine fired in 240 seconds at the ISRO Propulsion System (IPRC) test base at Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu, the statement said.
The performance of the machine is consistent with the test objective and the machine parameters are exactly as predicted during the test period Pick up the Indian Launcher and return it to the ground.
Union Minister of State for Space (Independent Spending) Jitendra Singh said in February this year that the first unmanned mission is scheduled for December 2021 and the second unmanned mission is scheduled for 2022-2023, followed by a demonstration of manned space flight.
Four ambitious Indian astronauts received general space training in Russia as part of the Gaganyaan programme.
Among the ISRO GSLV Mk III launchers were identified for flight on August 15, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially announced Gaganyaan programme in his Independence Day speech.
The original goal was to launch a manned space flight before the 75th anniversary of Indian independence on August 15, 2022. Sources said ISRO also benefits from support for important events and spare parts supplies from space agencies in France, Russia and the United States.
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