ISRO to conduct key test for GSLV Mk III rocket next week
After a failed test six months ago, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be making a fresh attempt next week to conduct long-duration static test of a crucial liquid core stage for a new generation heavy rocket which is being developed.
â€œThe static test of crucial liquid core stage (L110) of GSLV Mk III launch vehicle (rocket) for 200 seconds is slated for 3 pm on September eight,â€ a senior ISRO official told PTI here.
A top ISRO team, including Director of ISRO’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) S Ramakrishnan and Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) P S Veeraraghavan, held a review meeting in Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday and gave the go-ahead for the testâ€¦
ISRO conducted the test for 150 seconds at LPSC test facility on March five. While the test was originally targeted for 200 seconds, it was stopped at 150 seconds since a deviation in one of the parameters â€“ minor leakage in the command system â€“ was observed.
A small leak in the command line was detected by computer, which automatically aborted the test. About 500 important parameters were monitored during the static test.
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