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ISRO Successfully Conducts Ground Test of High Thrust Version of Vikas Engine

Published on July 17, 2018
Another milestone for ISRO. ISRO has successfully conducted ground test of its high thrust version of Vikas Engine at ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC) in Mahendragiri, Tirunelveli 
ISRO Successfully Conducts Ground Test of high thrust version of Vikas Engine

District of Tamil Nadu for duration of 195 seconds.

Details about Vikas Engine:

  • Vikas belongs to a family of liquid fuelled rocket engines conceptualized and designed by ISRO’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre in the 1970s.
  • The design was based on licensed version of Viking engine with chemical pressurisation system.
  • It is the workhorse liquid rocket engine powering second stage of India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), second stage and four strap on stages of Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV) and is a part of the first stage i.e. twin engine core liquid stage (L110) of GSLV Mk-III.
  • The propellant loading for Vikas engine in PSLV, GSLV Mark I and II is 40 tons, while in GSLV Mark III it is 55 tons.
  • The recently tested high thrust version of Vikas engine will improve the payload capability of PSLV, GSLV and GSLV Mk-III launch vehicles.

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