Indian Space Research Organisation successfully tests indigenous cryogenic engine

Source: Times of India

CHENNAI: In a major step, ISRO today successfully tested the indigenous cryogenic engine to be used to propel the country’sGeosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle.

The test was conducted at the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre at Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli district.

“The acceptance test of the indigenous cryogenic engine for the forthcoming GSLV-D5 flight was conducted successfully for 200 seconds at 17:10 hrs…,” an ISRO statement said.

“The performance of the engine was as predicted,” it said.

The maiden flight test of the indigenous cryogenic stage onboard GSLV-D3 failed in May 2010 after it developed a snag and the rocket plunged into the sea minutes after lift-off.

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