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Experimental flight of GSLV Mark 3 in December: ISRO chief

India can conduct associate degree experimental take a look at of its fixed Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark three in period, Indian house analysis Organisation (ISRO) Chief K. national leader aforementioned Tuesday.

The satellite launch vehicle can have a capability of carrying roughly four tonnes of load, and can be ready to launch heavier satellites in house, national leader aforementioned, delivering the fiftieth Foundation Day Address at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA).

He additionally aforementioned Republic of India currently stands fifth or sixth within the list of states with house programmes.

"In period, we'll have the experimental flight of the GSLV Mark three. it'll not launch a satellite during this flight, and can be passive within the higher stage," aforementioned the ISRO chief.

"It are prepared for organic process flight in 2 years," he added.

The vehicle is forty two.4 metres tall compared to the opposite GSLV that is four9 metres. it'll be a three-stage vehicle.

Development for the GSLV Mark three began within the early 2000s, with the primary launch planned for 2009-2010. many factors, together with the Gregorian calendar month fifteen, 2010 failure of the ISRO-developed refrigerant higher stage on the GSLV Mk II, have delayed the programme.

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Pointing out that the refrigerant engine utilized in the launch vehicle, developed entirely indigenously, makes Republic of India one amongst the few countries with the technology, national leader aforementioned Republic of India still lagged behind many alternative countries within the capability of its launch vehicles.

"China has launch vehicles with five.5 tonnes capability, Europe has eleven tonnes capability launch vehicle, North American nation has thirteen tonnes capability launch vehicles and Russia has nearly ten tonnes capability vehicles," he said.

The ISRO chief aforementioned the semi-permanent target is to create a launch vehicle with twelve tonnes capability.

Talking concerning the success of the Mars equipment mission, the ISRO chief aforementioned the success of the mission is gratifying, particularly as a result of it's modified the perception of the worldwide house community towards Republic of India.

"India took solely four years to launch the mission from its conception and used its ingenuity by moving to right location, victimization the propulsion of the satellite and additionally by coming up with a novel mission during which minimum energy transfer from the world orbit to Mars orbit was created potential. The mission was additionally additional vital because the previous international missions undertaken before Republic of India had terribly low success rate," he said.


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