Chennai: With its successful September 8 launch of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-F05 rocket, the Indian Space Research Organisation has pushed India a step further by making it the 6th country to successfully test an indigenous cryogenic engine.
Progress in terms of space tech has been one of India's biggest missions and ISRO has been making sure that the country doesn't lag behind.
This launch has also cleared the way for the launch of Chandrayaan-2 into orbit.
Earlier this year, ISRO had successfully launched satellites to activate its regional navigation system and a reusable launch vehicle.
However, with its latest feat, ISRO has managed to put India in the elite league of nations able to lift up such heavy satellites in the geostationary orbit. Only five other nations — US, Russia, France, Japan and China, have the cryogenic engine technology to lift such heavy satellites.
Moreover, two more GSLV-MkII missions will be completed this year. In addition, ISRO is developing C-25 engine which will twice powerful than the current version having the capability to lift satellite weighing over 4,000kg, The TeCake reported.