After GSLV launch in July, India will test its heaviest rocket next year

4/12/2013
The country is fast emerging as a frontline space player on the world scene. After GSLV launch in July, India will test its heaviest rocket GSLV-Mark III next year
India is fast becoming a serious player in the space exploration over the last few years. Though it is still far behind NASA and even behind Chinese space agency, nonetheless the fast pace of development in space exploration demonstrates that India is fast catching up with top space agencies around the world. To be true, the sort of huge money that India is spending as far as space exploration is concerned and the sort of launch vehicles it is able to manufacture on its own proves beyond doubt that things are very promising for the nation and its space agency ISRO.
The next generation of India’s space launch vehicles are set to be very powerful that will improve India’s space expertise to the next level and enable the country’s space agency to go for a manned mission into low orbit. So far despite its best efforts, the country has not been able to accomplish the man mission. So far two Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) launch attempts have been unsuccessful so far. But the next attempt to be undertaken in July is sure to be a success.
But India is already working on far more powerful launch vehicles already. GSLV-Mark III experiments are going on steadily. Reports have been very encouraging about India’s advancement in the field. A report says, “The C-25 upper stage of GSLV MK-3 is powered by the CE-20 cryogenic engine. This engine is slated for completion and testing by 2015, it will then be integrated with the C-25 stage and be put through a series of tests. The first C-25 stage will be used on the GSLV MK-3 D-1 mission in early 2017. This mission will put in orbit the GSAT19E communication satellite”.
Meanwhile ISRO officials are very excited about GSLV launch. “GSLV is an excellent vehicle, a beautiful vehicle. As compared to the PSLV, it is much less complex, except for one stage. It is far simpler to handle, though it has a large number of control components,” Radhakrishnan said at a public lecture at the Indian National Science Academy. He was also very excitd about the next generation GSLV-Mark III. He said that the The GSLV-Mk III would further increase Indian space capabilities manifold.
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