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Sky root Aerospace tests 3D printed cryogenic engine 'Dhawan-II'

Published on April 07, 2023

Current Context: Indian private space vehicle company Sky root Aerospace has tested 3D printed cryogenic engine Dhawan-II for a record 200 seconds for its heavy vehicle Vikram-II.

Sky root Aerospace tests 3D printed cryogenic engine 'Dhawan-II'
  • This major milestone has been accomplished at the Solar Industries Propulsion Test Facility in Nagpur, Maharashtra using an indigenously developed mobile cryogenic engine test pad.
  • Earlier in November 2022, Sky root launched India's first privately developed rocket Vikram-S, which made the firm the first Indian private company to send a rocket into space.
  • Dhawan II:
    • Sky root's Dhawan cryogenic engine line is named in honor of renowned Indian rocket scientist Satish Dhawan. Dhawan II is based on Sky root's first privately developed full-cryogenic rocket engine - Dhawan I, which was successfully flight tested on 21 November. It is completely indigenously manufactured and uses a super alloy for the 3D printing engine, which has reduced the manufacturing time by up to 95%. It will use Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Liquid Oxygen (LoX) as propellants.

Question:

Q.1 Recently Sky root Aerospace has tested 3D printed cryogenic engine by what name?
a. Dhawan-II
b. One Web-2
c. OFEK-13
d. Starlink-51

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