The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
has successfully conducted hotbed test of the
indigenously developed high-thrust cryogenic
engine (CE20) of the GSLV Mark 3 (LVM3) rocket
for the upper stage.
The long-duration test was conducted at ISRO
Propulsion Research Centre at Mahendragiri,
Tamil Nadu and lasted for 640 seconds. It was
conducted with Mixture Ratio Controller (MRC) in
a closed loop mode.
The CE20 uses Liquid Hydrogen at -253
degrees C and Liquid Oxygen at -193 degrees
C as propellants and generates power of
approximately 2 MW.
It has been developed indigenously by
Mahendragiri based Liquid Propulsion System