(Report via NewsEdge)
The report says the GSLV Mark III launch vehicle that is planned for 2009 will enable the country to launch its INSAT-4 satellite series from its own soil. The heavy cryogenic engine that will be used in such a launch vehicle has already undergone short-duration stage testing and will be subjected to a long-duration test soon.
The report also says the Indian Space Research Organization has completed wind-tunnel tests, updated the vehicle configuration and is set to establish the propellant plant assembly and integration of the vehicle.
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