Sriharikota: Isro is planning use the new GSLV-F05-cryogenic engine combo to attract the attention of the $330 billion satellite-launch market.
“A vehicle with a higher capacity will attract international customers. The PSLV is commanding its own market and having another vehicle will enable us to give more options to customers,” S. Rakesh, director of Isro’s propulsion complex said. He predicts an entirely new market for the GSLV programme.
Director of the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, S. Somanath, said Isro was now “not scared” of the cryogenic stage anymore and added that the agency was now developing the C-25 engine, which would be two times more powerful than the current unit.
Isro officials said they were also planning to enhance the GSLV’s payload capacity — from 2,600 kg to 2,800 kilos....