Bengaluru: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Wednesday conducted its third successful long-duration thermal test of the liquid propellant engine development for its Gaganyaan programme. ISRO shared information about this on Twitter. Let us tell you, on this tweet of ISRO, the CEO of US automaker Tesla, Elon Musk has congratulated.
Responding to ISRO’s tweet, Elon Musk wrote, “Congratulations and next he put an emoji of India’s flag.” Let us tell you, Gaganyaan is the first manned mission of the country to be sent to space. ISRO said in a statement that this test was conducted for the L110 liquid stage of the GSLV Mk 3 vehicle as part of the engine qualification requirement for the Gaganyaan programme. The engine was launched for 240 seconds at the test center at ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC), Mahendragiri, Tamil Nadu, it said.
#ISRO on July 14, 2021 has successfully conducted the hot test of the liquid propellant development engine for the core L110 liquid stage of the human rated GSLV MkIII vehicle, as part of engine qualification requirements for the #Gaganyaan Program
— ISRO (@isro) July 14, 2021
The first unmanned mission will be launched in December 2021 – Union Space Minister Jitendra Singh
According to the statement, the engine met the test objectives during this period and the engines were in conformity with the standard estimates throughout the test period. The objective of the Gaganyaan program is to demonstrate the capability of sending humans to low Earth orbit from an Indian launch vehicle and bringing them back to Earth.
Union Space Minister Jitendra Singh had said in February this year that the first unmanned mission is planned in December 2021 and the second unmanned mission in 2022-23 and thereafter manned spacecraft.
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