Indian space agency Indian Space Research Organisation has successfully hot tested “Cryo CE 20” Engine for flight duration of 640 seconds at ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC) at Mahendragiri, Tamil Nadu.
- It is being tested to power the upper stage of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk III.
The test was conducted with Mixture Ratio Controller (MRC) in closed loop mode for the flight duration of 640 seconds.
The CE-20 is a cryogenic rocket engine being developed by the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, a subsidiary of ISRO. It is the first Indian cryogenic engine to feature a gas-generator cycle.
- It has been manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.
About nano-satellite mission
ISRO’s nano-satellite mission is underway to monitor air pollutants and aerosols in the air of polluting Indian cities. It will monitor the air pollutants of Delhi, Lucknow, Amritsar and Allahabad.
- To develop this ISRO’s Space Applications Centre (SAC) and Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) of University of Toronto’s Institute for Aerospace Studies are collaborating to develop the Next Generation Earth Monitoring and Observation and Aerosol Monitoring (NEMO-AM)
- The nano-satellite will weigh 15kg and placed 500 km above the earth.
- Headquarters – Bengaluru
- Establishment – 1969
- Administrator – A S Kiran Kumar