Mission Gaganyaan: ISRO ready to take a big leap in space, successfully tested SMPS of Mission Gaganyaan

Mission Gaganyaan: After the successful launch of Chandrayaan-3, ISRO (ISRO) has also stepped up preparations for India’s first space manned mission Gaganyaan-1. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully tested the Gaganyaan Service Module Propulsion System (SMPS). The test was conducted at the ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC) at Mahendragiri. 

ISRO’s mission Gaganyaan

ISRO further informed that the hot test was conducted in the final configuration of the SMPS. During the test, the engineers fired five Liquid Apogee Motor (LAM) engines with a thrust of 440 N and sixteen Reaction Control System (RCS) thrusters with a thrust of 100 N. 

ISRO successfully tested the Gaganyaan Service Module Propulsion System (SMPS) – which caters to the requirements of the Orbital Module – at IPRC, Mahendragiri.

The hot test was conducted in SMPS’s final configuration. https://t.co/yO0O1I77p2 pic.twitter.com/0Wn4KzGfTU

— ISRO (@isro) July 20, 2023

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Chandrayaan-3 was launched on July 14

ISRO launched Mission Chandrayaan-3 on 14 July. ISRO said on Thursday that the fourth exercise of raising Chandrayaan-3 into the lunar orbit was successfully completed. It said that India has brought Chandrayaan-3 closer to the Moon on the occasion of International Moon Day. Chandrayaan-3’s soft landing on the moon is scheduled for the last week of August.

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