India's premiere space agency, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully tested its home made cryogenic rocket engine on the ground.
- The rocket engine is capable of carrying four tonne of communication satellites at once and will power the heaviest rocket GSLV MK-III.
The test was carried out at propulsion complex of ISRO at Mahendragiri, Tamil Nadu.
The rocket engine burnt for over 13 minutes which is four times more than the required time to launch a satellite in space.
Currently, India uses rockets of European space agency to hurl its communication satellites.
The credit for making of these high performance engines can be attributed to Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) which mainly develops the liquid propulsion systems for ISRO.
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