Updated: July 15, 2021 1:41:32 pm
Twitter was filled with congratulatory messages after the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully conducted the third long-duration hot test on the Vikas Engine that would launch the ambitious Gaganyaan programme.
“#ISRO on July 14, 2021, has successfully conducted the hot test of the liquid propellant Vikas Engine for the core L110 liquid stage of the human-rated GSLV MkIII vehicle, as part of engine qualification requirements for the #Gaganyaan Programme,” ISRO said in a tweet.
#ISRO on July 14, 2021 has successfully conducted the hot test of the liquid propellant Vikas Engine for the core L110 liquid stage of the human rated GSLV MkIII vehicle, as part of engine qualification requirements for the #Gaganyaan Programme
— ISRO (@isro) July 14, 2021
ISRO tested the liquid propellant Vikas Engine as part of the engine qualification requirements for the Gaganyaan Programme. The engine was fired for a duration of 240 seconds at the ISRO facility in Tamil Nadu’s Mahendragiri.
As soon as the news broke, many took to Twitter, with congratulatory messages for the space agency and the scientists behind the project for their effort. #IRO and #Gaganyaan also briefly dominated Twitter trends on Thursday.
Take a look at some reactions here:
— Sania.sultan (@Saniasultan786) July 15, 2021
— Easwar 🇮🇳 (@_easwar) July 15, 2021
Many many congratulations to the ISRO and best wishes for gaganyan mission…👏👍#ISRO
— Rajnish Mehta (@Rajnish98350) July 15, 2021
From humble Thumba,to an indigenous uncrewed space mission, India has come a long way..
Today, the space can feel it’s great presence; is welcoming it!
There’s no dearth of great minds who propel India, inspite of the various glitches faced.#DrVikramSarabhai#ISRO #Gaganyaan🇮🇳
— Judy Somaiah 🇮🇳 (@judy_somaiah) July 15, 2021
#ISRO is so close to sending Indian astronauts on an Indian Launch Vehicle now that uncrewed flights of GSLV MkIII are near! Congratulations!!
Proud to be an Indian 🇮🇳!#Gaganyaan https://t.co/GZPrC6gV8c
— Trisha Upadhyay (@trishaupadhyay_) July 15, 2021
— Mohak Das (@Mohaaaakkkk) July 15, 2021
— harshal sortey (@harshalsortey) July 15, 2021
— Murli Manohar Jha (@MurliGJha) July 15, 2021
Our best minds at #ISRO are doing excellent work in ‘Space Science’ domain.
On the other hand, our Central Government is busy with ‘Religion & Hate politics’. We must understand that “Science & Irrational Hatred never go hand-in-hand”.
Super Proud of being Rational & Secular! https://t.co/MmkrGa2R9k
— Ritesh Deore🐦 (@RiteshDeore) July 15, 2021
— Helo Asia (@Heloapps) July 14, 2021
— Kirtivardhan Singh (@Singh_K_Vardhan) July 14, 2021
Gaganyaan is ISRO’s major project of sending humans to space, to a low earth orbit, onboard an Indian vehicle. The first unmanned mission is planned for December 2021 and the second one is scheduled in 2022-23.