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Post at: Aug 12 2021

3rd Test of Vikas Engine for Gangayaan

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  • On July 14, 2021, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully conducted the third long duration hot test of the liquid propellant Vikas Engine, as part of the Gaganyaan programme.

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About Ganganyaan Mission

  • Gangayaan Mission was announced by Prime Minister during his independence speech from the Red Fort in 2018.
  • It is Rs. 10,000 crore mission aims to send a three-member Indian crew to space for a period of five to seven days and safely return them to Earth.
  • The first unmanned mission is planned for December 2021 and the second one is scheduled in 2022-23.
  • ISRO’s heavy lift launcher GSLV MK-III has been identified for the mission.

@  Yogesh Pratap Singh

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