Yet again ISRO achieved another milestone. It successfully carried out a qualification test of Cryogenic Engine for Gaganyaan programme.
Indian Space Research Organization had successfully carried out the qualification test of Cryogenic Engine for Gaganyaan programme. Which was for a duration of 720 seconds at ISRO Propulsion Complex, Mahendragiri, Tamil Nadu.
ISRO: The performance of the engine met the test objectives
The space agency said in a statement, “The performance of the engine met the test objectives and the engine parameters were closely matching with the predictions during the entire duration of the test.”
As per report, the successful long-duration test is a major milestone for Gaganyaan, a Human Space Programme.
It ensures the reliability and robustness of the cryogenic engine for induction into the human-rated launch vehicle for Gaganyaan.
To complete the cryogenic engine qualification for Gaganyaan Programme this engine will undergo four more tests for a cumulative duration of 1810 seconds.
Also, one more engine will undergo two short-duration tests & one long-duration test.
ISRO Chairman K Sivan said, “There is a directive to launch the first unmanned mission before 75th anniversary of India’s independence (August 15, 2022) and all the stake-holders are putting their best effort to meet the schedule. I am sure that we will be able to meet this target.”
What is Gaganyaan programme?
Gaganyaan is a mission by the Indian Space Research Organization. It will help in enhancement of science and technology levels in the country and help inspire youth.
With that launch, India will be in the elite club of nations. It will also help in the improvement of industrial growth, development of technology for social benefits.