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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