VIKAS Engine for PSLV, GSLV 1:25 Scale
The Vikas (from initials of VIKram Ambalal Sarabhai) Engine is a family of liquid fuelled propulsion engine conceptualized and designed by ISRO's Liquid Propulsion Systems Lab division. The design was based on the licensed version of the Viking engine with the chemical pressurisation system. The early production Vikas engines used some imported French components which were later replaced by domestically produced equivalents. It is used in the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) series of expendable launch vehicles for space launch use.
Vikas engine, created by Nambi Narayanan and his team (of Rocketry: Nambi Effect fame) is used to power the second stage of PSLV, boosters and second stage of GSLV Mark I and II and also the core stage of GSLV Mark III. The propellant loading for Vikas engine in PSLV, GSLV Mark I and II is 40 tons, while in GSLV Mark III is 55 tons.
The engine uses up about 40 metric tons of UDMH as fuel and Nitrogen Tetroxide (N2O4) as oxidiser with a maximum thrust of 725 kN. An upgraded version of the engine has a chamber pressure of 58.5 bar as compared to 52.5 bar in the older version and produces a thrust of 800 kN. The engine is capable of gimballing.
- 1:25 Scale VIKAS Engine Model for PSLV, GSLV.
- Carefully painted, extraordinary sharp markings great attention to detail
- Material: Anodised Aluminium.
- Durable & Extra Hard - The outstanding feature of this scale model is very durable. Anodising is an electrochemical process that develops an aluminium oxide coat on the surface of the product. This protects the product from wear and tear while improving the aesthetics. By anodized aluminum, it’s scratch resistant ‐no chip or peel easily.
- Great collectable for model spaceflight enthusiast; Also a wonderful decoration for your home, office, countertop
- Great Christmas/birthday gift for kids, children, friends.
- Easy to Clean: Clean with wet cloth.