India achieves GSLV milestone

December 2007
Interavia Business & Technology;Winter2007, Issue 690, p37
The article reports on the successful test of cryogenic upper stage (CUS) by the Indian Space Research Organization in India. It is said that the test was conducted on November 15, 2007 at the Liquid Propulsion test facility at Mahendragiri, in Tamil Nadu with its full flight duration of 720 seconds. Moreover, it is stated that the indigenous CUS will be applied as the upper stage of India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle in which it has already proven through the test to be fully qualified on the ground and the flight stage is getting ready for use in the next mission. The paper also discourses further details of the features and capability of CUS.


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