Tuesday, September 7, 2010

ISRO to achieve yet another milestone

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will achieve yet another significant milestone in its space programme when it conducts a full duration static test of Liquid Core Stage for ccccclaunch vehicle, being developed to put four tonne class satellites into orbit.

The crucial test would be conducted on September 8 at the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) at Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu.

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre Director P S Veeraraghavan told UNI that the tests would be conducted for a full duration of 200 seconds. He said, earlier 200-second test had to be aborted after 150 seconds following a minor leak in the configuration of a particular unit. The leak was identified and the problem rectified.

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