ISRO Human-Rates CE-20 Rocket Engine for Gaganyaan Mission

On 21st February, 2024, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) achieved another significant milestone by human-rating the CE-20 rocket engine, essential for India's Gaganyaan mission.

  • Human-rating is a thorough process that consists of many variables being taken into account to safely design, build and launch a crewed spacecraft and return that spacecraft and its crew safely to the earth.

About CE-20

  • CE-20, an indigenous cryogenic engine, enhances India's space capabilities, specifically for the GSLV Mk III (LVM-3) launch vehicle.
  • It has been designed and developed by the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC), a subsidiary of ISRO.
  • ISRO's cryogenic engine lineage includes KVD-1, CE-7.5, and ....
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