ISRO Completes S-200 Booster Static Firing Test

[Satellite TODAY 01-25-10] The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully conducted a static test of the S-200, India’s largest solid rocket booster, ISRO announced Jan. 25.
    The S-200, part of ISRO’s GSLV-Mk 3 geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle, is the third largest solid booster in the world, next to the reusable solid rocket motor, solid booster of NASA’s Space Shuttle and the P-230 solid booster of Arianespace’s Ariane-5 rocket. The launch vehicle and will be used for launching heavy satellites in the four-ton class in a geo-synchronous transfer orbit with a perigee of about 200 km and an apogee of 36,000 km.
    The GSLV-Mk3 can also put a 10-tonne satellite in a near-earth orbit at an altitude of about 300 km.

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