ISRO news today: Govt. allocated Rs 470 crores for development of GSLV Mk III launch vehicle
Indiaâ€™s first indigenously designed and developed High Thrust cryogenic engine meant for next generation GSLV Mk-III launch vehicle is under advanced stage of development. The endurance hot test of high thrust indigenous cryogenic engine of GSLV Mk III has been successfully conducted for a duration of 800 seconds on 16th July, 2015. Further tests are planned under High Altitude conditions and stage configuration, prior to the realization of flight stage.
The indigenous cryogenic engine will be used for powering the Cryogenic stage (C25), the upper stage of GSLV Mk-III launch vehicle of ISRO, which can put satellites of up to 4 tonnes in Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).
An amount of Rs 470 Crores has been allocated for the development of GSLV Mk III launch vehicle in the Twelfth Five Year Plan.
This information was given by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in reply to unstarred question in Lok Sabha today.