ISRO tests successfully the High Altitude Flight Acceptance of CE20 Engine #Hindustan360
GSLV MKIII, the future launch vehicle of ISRO, capable of launching 4-ton class spacecraft into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) is in the advanced stage of realisation. View more at #Hindustan360.
GSLV MKIII consists of two solid strap-on (S200) motors, one earth storable liquid core stage (L110) and the indigenously developed C25 cryogenic stage. The C25 stage is powered by CE20 cryogenic engine. The first CE20 flight engine acceptance test was successfully conducted for a duration of 25 seconds in high altitude simulation test facility during December 2016. This flight acceptance test is an important milestone for ISRO as it could successfully cross the major engine development endeavors in the maiden attempt. This engine was conceived, configured, designed, fabricated and developed by Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC).
Specifications of CE-20
- Operating Cycle – Gas Generator
- Propellant Combination – Liquid oxygen / Liquid hydrogen
- Thrust Nominal (Vacuum) – 200 kN
- Operating Thrust Range – 180 kN to 220 kN (To be set at any fix values)
- Chamber Pressure (Nom) – 6 MPa
- Engine Mixture ratio (Oxidizer/Fuel by weight) – 5.05