Hot test of the scramjet engine was conducted successfully

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Hot test of the scramjet engine was conducted successfully

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully tested the Hot Test of Scramjet Engine at ISRO’s Propulsion Research Complex at Mahendragiri in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. 

Important facts

  • The Hot Test System is a 100% production test used to check all operating parameters of the engine as they would function in real time.

  • The test lasted for 11 seconds.

  • With this test, the Indian space agency's effort to develop reliable next-generation airbreathing scramjet engines to launch satellites into predetermined orbit at low cost has crossed a significant milestone.

About Scramjet Engine

  • The scramjet is a more advanced version of the ramjet engine and can operate efficiently at hypersonic speeds.

  • India is the fourth country to demonstrate the flight testing of a Scramjet Engine.

  • This allows for supersonic combustion by taking oxygen from the atmosphere during flight.

  • It is then allowed to mix with the hydrogen already stored in the vehicle to trigger the oxygen combustion and propel the satellite to its designated orbit.

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