Home TECH GSLV To Soon Be Fitted With Semi-Cryogenic Engine For Improved Load Carrying Capabilities

GSLV To Soon Be Fitted With Semi-Cryogenic Engine For Improved Load Carrying Capabilities

2 min read

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has received approval from the Space Commission to develop a semi-cryogenic engine which will increase the lifting capabilities of the GSLV Mk 3 rocket by one tonne. Once the semi-cryogenic engine is fitted in the rocket, the GSLV Mk 3 will be able to carry 5 tonnes from the earlier 4 tonnes. The deadline for developing the engine has been set at 29 months, K Sivan, ISRO Chairman said.

Following a presentation by the ISRO to the Space Commission, India’s space agency received approval for developing the semi-cryogenic rocket stage, ISRO Chairman told The Times of India. He further explained the stages of the rocket- two strap-on boosters for thrust during launch, a middle stage that carries liquid fuel, and the second stage which has the cryogenic engine. The semi-cryogenic engine, once developed, will replace the middle stage, and is designed to be a perfect fit, he added.

With improved load carrying capabilities, ISRO hopes to rely less on foreign spaceports to launch Indian satellites weighing over 5 tonnes. With the upcoming Gsat-29 satellite launch scheduled for July, Sivan said that the satellite will track the production of 25 crops from the earlier eight. India’s space agency has over 12 remote-sensing sensing satellites, some of them being Resourcesat, Cartosat and Risat-1 for agriculture forecast.

With increased demand, ISRO plans to launch six more satellites aimed at cartography, oceanography and environment, land and water, the report added.

Load More Related Articles
Load More By The Lifeline Today
Load More In TECH

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

How To Charge A Smartphone Battery: Avoid Making These Common Mistakes

As insignificant as it may sound, ‘How to charge a smartphone battery?’ is a question that…