The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully carried out a flight test for a newly-designed Crew Escape System. It is meant for saving lives of astronauts in an exigency. According to ISRO, the first ‘Pad Abort Test’ demonstrated the safe recovery of the crew module in case of any exigency at the launch pad.
It was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. It was the first in a series of tests to ascertain the trustworthiness and efficiency of the Crew Escape System.
Source- AIR World Service
Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI PO/Clerk Exam 2018-
- Dr K Sivan is Chairman of ISRO.
- ISRO stands for Indian Space Research Organization.
- Headquarters of ISRO– Bengaluru, Karnataka.