Watch Details of ISRO’s Vikas Engine Ground Test
ISRO Has Successfully Conducted The Vikas Engine Ground Test that would improve the payload capability of the space agency’s launch vehicles. The whole duration of the test is for 195 seconds which was conducted by scientists at the ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC) in Mahendragiri in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. The above details are confirmed by the the Indian Space Research Organisation, said in an update on its own website. Basically the Vikas Engine is the workhorse liquid rocket engine used to power the second stage of the ISRO’s trusted PolarSatellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). It is also used in the second stage as well as at the four strap on stages of Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV) and in the twin engine core liquid stage (L110) of GSLV Mk-III.
The space agency said ” …a high thrust version of Vikas Engine was successfully qualified through a ground test for a duration of 195 seconds at the IPRC, ”
The Vikas Engine Ground Test is declared to be successful as the propulsion parameters were found to be “satisfactory” and “closely” matched the predictions during the test. And thus the ground test of Vikas Engine has validated the performance adequacy of the Vikas Engine for its use in the upcoming second developmental flight of GSLV Mk-III. Not only that ISRO is planning to launch GSLV-MkIII-D2 during the second half of 2018 carrying GSAT-29 which carries multi-beam and optical communication payloads for the first time. The aim is to target for Village Resource Centers in rural areas to bridge the digital divide.
So, That all about the ISRO’s Vikas Engine Ground Test which was conducted successfully.