ISRO conducts qualification testing of cryogenic engine for Gaganyaan programme
Bengaluru, January 12, 2022
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today said it had successfully conducted the qualification test of the cryogenic engine for the Gaganyaan programme for a duration of 720 seconds at ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC) at Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu.
"The performance of the engine met the test objectives and the engine parameters were closely matching with the predictions during the entire duration of the test," the agency said in an update on its website.
ISRO said the successful long-duration test is a major milestone for the Human Space Programme – Gaganyaan. "It ensures the reliability and robustness of the cryogenic engine for induction into the human-rated launch vehicle for Gaganyaan," it said.
"Further, this engine will undergo four more tests for a cumulative duration of 1810 seconds. Subsequently, one more engine will undergo two short-duration tests and one long-duration test to complete the cryogenic engine qualification for Gaganyaan Programme," ISRO added.