Successful Test Firing of Main Liquid Engine- Press Release from ISRO

ISRO Chairman Dr.K.Radhakrishnan with Former Chairmen Prof.U.R.Rao and Dr. K.Kasturirangan watching the LAM test firing operation from the Space control centre.

ISRO Chairman Dr.K.Radhakrishnan with Former Chairmen Prof.U.R.Rao and Dr. K.Kasturirangan watching the LAM test firing operation from the spacecraft control centre.

The 440 Newton Liquid Apogee Motor (LAM) of India’s Mars Orbiter Spacecraft, last fired on December 01, 2013, was successfully fired for a duration of 3.968 seconds at 1430 hrs IST today (September 22, 2014). This operation of the spacecraft’s main liquid engine was also used for the spacecraft’s trajectory correction and changed its velocity by 2.18 metre/second. With this successful test firing, Mars Orbiter Insertion (MOI) operation of the spacecraft is scheduled to be performed on the morning of September 24, 2014 at 07:17:32 hrs IST by firing the LAM along with eight smaller liquid engines for a duration of about 24 minutes.

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