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CARE (Demo Flight)

Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Test Flight

Suborbital Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India

The CARE is a mock-up of the planned Indian crewed space capsule. Its mission is to study re-entry and thermal behaviour. CARE does not have the pressure-vessel of the final capsule, but is only a structural mock-up. It will re-enter and land in the bay of Bengal to be retrieved. For the suborbital flight, it is mounted upside-down inside the payload fairing. This launch uses a non-functional 2nd stage. CARE separates from the launch vehicle after 1st stage shutdown.

LVM-3 (GSLV Mk III)

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The Launch Vehicle Mark-3 (LVM-3), previously called Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk III), is a three-stage medium-lift launch vehicle developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is designed to launch satellites into geostationary orbit, and is intended as a launch vehicle for crewed missions under the Indian Human Spaceflight Programme.

Specifications
  • Max Stage
    3
  • Length
    43.4 m
  • Diameter
    4.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    629 T
  • Thrust
    11898 kN
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  • Name
    LVM-3 (GSLV Mk III)
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  • Full Name
    Launch Vehicle Mark-3 (GSLV Mk III)
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $46000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    10000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    5000 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Indian Space Research Organization

Indian Space Research Organization

(ISRO)

Chairman: S. Somanath Founded: 1969 Successes: 77 Failures: 13 Pending: 14

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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bangalore. Its vision is to "harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration."

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