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LVM3-X/CARE MISSION

LVM3-X/CARE Mission, the first experimental suborbital flight of India's latest generation Launch Vehicle- LVM3, lifted off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota, on December 18, 2014 and injected the Crew Module CARE at an altitude of 126km. The Crew Module splashed down near Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal about twenty minutes after lift off. The Crew Module was recovered by the Indian Coast Guard. This flight of LVM3 had a passive cryogenic stage.

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Objectives

  • Flight validation of the complex atmospheric flight regime of LVM3
  • Validation of new design features
  • Overall integrity of the mission design, simulation and software implementation
  • Study the re-entry characteristics of Crew Module CARE

Flight Profile

Flight Profile