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Crew module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment (CARE)

CARE PayloadCrew Module (CM) is identified as the payload in GSLV MK-III-X/CARE Mission. CARE is the acronym for Crew module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment. The mission would be used as a platform for testing the re-entry technologies envisaged for Crew Module including validating the performance of parachute based deceleration system. CARE is expected to enhance the understanding of blunt body re-entry aerothermodynamics and parachute deployment in cluster configuration. 

The external configuration of the Crew Module to be flight tested in GSLV MK-III is same as that of manned flight.


Objectives:

  • Demonstration of reentry flight of Crew Module
  • End to end parachute system validation
    • Demonstration of apex cover separation
    • Demonstration of parachute deployment

The Crew Module (CM) is separated from the Launch Vehicle at an altitude of 126 km, re-enters Earth’s atmosphere at about 80 km and descends further in ballistic mode. Beyond 80 km, CM follows an uncontrolled re-entry trajectory and impacts at sea about 180 km from Andaman and Nicobar Island from where it will be recovered by Indian Coast guard. 

प्रमोचक राकेट / Launch Vehicle: 
LVM-3/CARE Mission
निर्माता / Manufacturer: 
ISRO
स्‍वामी / Owner: 
ISRO
अनुप्रयोग / Application: 
Experimental