Thursday, July 31, 2014

#ISRO working on higher thrust cryogenic engines

The Cryogenic Engine of 7.5 Tonne thrust meant for Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) is indigenously produced and successfully flight tested in GSLV-D5 flight on 5th January 2014. The Cryogenic Engine of higher thrust (20 Tonne) meant for next generation of GSLV viz. GSLV-MkIII launch vehicle is under advanced stage of development. Design and Development tests of sub-system elements of this new high-thrust cryogenic engine have been carried out successfully.

Cryogenic engines are already in production in Indian industries. So far, eleven cryogenic engines for GSLV and two higher thrust cryogenic engines for GSLV Mk-III have been realized.

In the twelfth five year plan, 192 Crores has been allocated for realisation of cryogenic engines and stages, under GSLV programme.

This was stated by Union Minister of State for Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences, D/o Atomic Energy and D/o Space Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.