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Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has plans to launch GSLV with its indigenous cryogenic engine in May this year.

Speaking to Deccan Chronicle on the sidelines of the national propulsion conference at IIT Madras on Thursday, S. Ramakrishnan, director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), said Isro had done extensive review of what went wrong in the cryogenic stage in the Geo Synchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV). “We also did a detailed analysis of the booster pump which failed during the mission”, he said.

Pointing out that Isro had already conducted one of the crucial tests at the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre at Mahendragiri, Ramakrishnan said they would soon do the high altitude test in vacuum to check the engine’s stability in upper space.

“Once this test is over we will integrate the cryogenic stage in GSLV rocket for launch in May this year, which will carry one of GSATs, India’s advanced communication satellite. Now we have addressed all issues, including the failed booster pump, and we are certain that we will have a successful mission in May”, he added.

Listing out launches to be made by Isro this year, the VSSC director said PSLV would soon place SPOT 7 satellite in orbit after which there would be couple of launches with foreign satellites.
Ramakrishnan noted that India would demonstrate its technology in re-entry launch vehicles segment. “Every country is doing re-entry launch vehicles as a demonstration vehicles. We have been working re-entry launch vehicles technology. Currently we have a small vehicle. We will attempt for a bigger one in one year”, he said.

Saraswat: India’s tech gap with other countries widening

Scientific advisor to the defence minister and DRDO’s director general V.K. Saraswat on Thursday lamented that India had to depend mostly on foreign nations for technology and the ap between India and other developed nations had widened in the recent past.

Delivering the inaugural address at the national propulsion conference at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, Dr Saraswat said even though India had made greater advancements in technology based on solid and liquid rocket propulsion it needs to develop a lot in tactical missile propulsion system.

“The present state of engine technology in our country is not up to the mark and the aerospace industry in our country is at crossroads. We have achieved partial success with Kaveri engine flight tested in flying test bed abroad”, he said.

Raising concern over the dependence on foreign technology in aircraft, both defence and civilian, Dr Saraswat said the import cost of technology would cripple national economy and endanger national security, if the country’s scientists didn’t’ develop indigenous technology.

“We don’t have state-of-the-art indigenous system worth mentioning. Even simple fuel injection systems are not made on par with international standards”, he added.:cry:Dr Saraswat pointed out that Indian war tanks had no engine manufactured in India and the defence forces had to rely on foreign technology for it.:cry:

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DRDO apni barayi kab se gaane laga.. we are a toddler when it comes to jet propulsion and tactical missile propulsion. He is damn right !
 

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we want gslv mk 3 to become big force in space arena gslv is just a stepping stone
 

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gslv will our future workhorse replacing pslv and gslv mk3 will b key of space exploration
 

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Home grown Cryogenic engine means CE200?

Last time when GSLV failed some jealous people did propaganda in youtube a if its our first rocket and we failed. Now its time shut their mouth.
 

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GSLV will work out. I suggest to put security in place and make sure our cyber defence forces are on full alert from till the day of launch. adly what Sarabhai pointed out about the tech gap needs to be addressed ASAP. I hope AK and such ppl will push for more domestic private players getting involved. More funds need to be pumped into reserch. I suggest building a world class, top 10 techical/nano/marine/space/IT(cyberwarare)/defence RESEACH BASED POST GRAD UNIVERSITY IN KERALA OR TN........BIG EBOUGHT TO ATTRACT THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST ALL OVER INDIA. Make sure it is big enough to accomodate lakhs of students with cutting edge tech/laptop/resources andworld class faculty. Make it point to push internships with domestic and foreign players. Also, have a clause that stipulates students who graduate must devote time helping India at some point, not time specific.


The premise of this educational facility should primarily defence related in all spheres. Start from the bottom UP
 

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