Gaganyaan Tests

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has completed the final test in a series of qualification tests to qualify the Crew Module Propulsion System for the Gaganyaan Tests Programme. This latest test was conducted for a duration of 602.94 seconds, during which all the parameters were found to be as expected.

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14 Gaganyaan Tests Under Nominal and Off-Nominal Conditions

The Crew Module Propulsion System has undergone a total of 14 tests under nominal and off-nominal conditions for a cumulative duration of 3429 seconds. This system, which consists of 12 Nos. of 100 N thrusters and associated flow control components, will provide three-axis control to the Crew Module during re-entry from an altitude of 170 km to 7 km until the deployment of the parachute-based deceleration system.

Designed and Developed at Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre of ISRO

The Crew Module Propulsion System was designed and developed at the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre of ISRO. The tests were carried out in the test facility at ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC), Mahendragiri.

Implications for Gaganyaan Programme

The successful completion of the Crew Module Propulsion System’s qualification test is a significant step forward for the Gaganyaan Programme. This test ensures that the propulsion system is capable of providing the required three-axis control during the critical re-entry phase of the mission.

 

The completion of the qualification test for the Crew Module Propulsion System is an important milestone for the Gaganyaan Programme. The successful completion of this test ensures that the propulsion system is capable of providing the required control during the re-entry phase of the mission. This accomplishment reflects the expertise and dedication of the team at ISRO, and sets the stage for the next phase of the Gaganyaan Programme.

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