The Indian space agency had recently launched the LVM-3 on a mission to deploy 36 satellites. (Representative Image)
BANGALORE: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully tested the indigenously developed cryogenic engine that will power its heaviest rocket, the LVM-3, India Today reported.
The Launch Vehicle Mark-III went through the hot test at an uprated thrust level of 21.8 tons for the first time, it said.
According to ISRO, the objective behind the hot fire was to test that the engine can support a payload capability of up to 450 kg with additional propellant loading.
“This will enhance the LVM3 payload capability up to 450 kg with additional propellant loading,” ISRI said in a release.
The CE20 cryogenic engine that was tested has gone through major modifications compared to previous engines with Thrust Control Valve (TCV) for thrust control being introduced in the system, according to the report.
(Inputs from India Today)