ISRO successfully test-fires 'Human-rated' solid rocket carrier (HS200) for Gaganyaan program

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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully completed the static test of the 'Human-rated' solid rocket carrier (HS200) for the Gaganyaan program at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

  • The HS200 satellite launch vehicle is a 'human-rated' version of the GSLV Mk III S200 rocket carrier, popularly known as LVM-3.

  • The 'human-rated' version is the process of certification of a spacecraft or launch vehicle to show that the vehicle is capable of carrying humans safely into space.

  • The design and development of the HS200 carrier was completed at VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram and the propellant casting was completed at SDSC, Sriharikota.

  • The S200 motor is the first stage of the LVM-3 launch vehicle, intended to launch a 4,000 kg class satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit.

  • After the success of this test, ISRO has moved one more step towards the Gaganyaan program.

  • Gaganyaan mission of india

  • Gaganyaan is a mission of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

  • Under this mission, three space missions will be sent into orbit, out of these three missions, 2 will be unmanned, while one will be a manned mission.

  • In the first phase, Gaganyaan's unmanned mission will be G-1. After this a robot named Vyommitra will be sent at the end of 2022.

  • Gaganyaan mission with crew will be launched for the first time in 2023.

  • The human space flight programme, called the Orbital Module, will have three Indian astronauts, including a woman.

  • The three-stage GSLV Mk III will be used for the launch of Gaganyaan, which is capable of launching heavy satellites. GSLV Mk III is also called Launch Vehicle Mark-3.

  • With the launch of Gaganyaan mission, India will join the club of US, China and Russia.

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