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IPRC Successfully Tests Engine for Gaganyaan

Published on October 30, 2022
Current Context: The ISRO Propulsion Research Complex (IPRC) successfully conducted tests for Gaganyaan at Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu.
IPRC Successfully Tests Engine for Gaganyaan
  • The IPRC conducted the Pressure Chamber Test of cryogenic engine C20 E11 MK III.
  • The test was conducted for a duration of 25 seconds to evaluate the effectiveness of the engine for its use in Mission Gaganyaan.
  • The engine has also been earmarked for the LVM3-M3 mission for the launch of the next set of 36 OneWeb India-1 satellites.
  • Powered by a CE-20 engine working with the LOX-LH2 propellants combination, the cryogenic upper stage of the LVM3 vehicle (C25 stage) develops a nominal thrust of 186.36 kN in a vacuum.
  • Mission Gaganyaan is India’s first human spaceflight program that will undertake the demonstration of human spaceflight to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) with a crew of 3 astronauts. According to ISRO’s chief S Somnath, the mission will be launched by the end of 2024 or early in 2025.


Q.1 The C20 E11 MK III cryogenic engine will be used in?
a. Gaganyaan
b. Psyche
d. Perseverance

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