ISRO Tags Another Feather Of Crew Escape System In Its Cap
ISRO carried out a major technology demonstration today, the first in a series of tests to qualify a Crew Escape System, which is a critical technology relevant for human spaceflight.
The Crew Escape System is an emergency escape measure designed to quickly pull the crew module along with the astronauts to a safe distance from the launch vehicle in the event of a launch abort.
The first test (Pad Abort Test) demonstrated the safe recovery of the crew module in case of any exigency at the launch pad.
After a smooth countdown of 5 hours, the Crew Escape System along with the simulated crew module with a mass of 12.6 tonnes, lifted off at 07.00 AM (IST) at the opening of the launch window from its pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota today.
Crew Escape System (CES) lifting off from the launch pad, during a test conducted by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on July 05,
the Crew Escape System (CES), floating back to earth under its parachutes over the Bay of Bengal about 2.9 km from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota,