The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has taken the necessary steps for the success of Mission Gaganyaan. ISRO on Wednesday conducted its third long-term successful hot test of liquid propellant engine development for its Gaganyaan programme. Gaganyaan is the country’s first manned mission to be sent to space.
ISRO said in a statement that this test was conducted for L110 liquid level of GSLV Mk 3 vehicle as per the engine qualification requirement for Gaganyaan programme. The engine was launched for 240 seconds at the test center at ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC), Mahendragiri, Tamil Nadu, it said.
According to the statement, the engine fulfilled the test purpose during this period and throughout the test period the engines were as per standard estimates. The objective of the Gaganyaan program is to show the capability of sending humans to low Earth orbit from an Indian launch vehicle and bringing them back to Earth.
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