ISRO successfully conduct test of Cryo CE 20 engine at Mahendragiri

The cryogenic engine undergoing the hot bed test at the ISRO Propulsion Research Centre in Mahendragiri

The cryogenic engine undergoing the hot bed test at the ISRO Propulsion Research Centre in Mahendragiri

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully conducted the test of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk III’s indigenous cryogenic CE-20 engine at ISRO Propulsion Complex in Mahendragiri in the district on Saturday.

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The CE-20 was ignited and tested for 25 seconds from 7.20 p.m. in the presence of A.S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO, to study the performance of the engine that will play a pivotal role in the rocket weighing about 4 tonne.

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“The engine, which will get ignited at high altitude in vacuum during actual flight, performed exceptionally well to meet all predetermined goals,” said sources in the ISRO Propulsion Complex.

(Source : thehindu.com)

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