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Coast Guard Retrieves Crew Module

Published: 19th December 2014 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th December 2014 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: The Indian Coast Guard retrieved the crew module from sea after the successful GSLV launch on Thursday.

GSLV.jpgCoast Guard Ship Samudra Paheredar tracked the 3.73-tonne module through advance telemetry system from ISRO.

Dornier from Campbell Bay at 9.45 am carried out initial surveillance and located the crew module and updated the ship about the position.

The ship on arrival launched an onboard helicopter for surveying the area. The ship’s divers thereafter recovered the crew module.

The CARE module, modelled along the lines of NASA’s re-entry pods, withstood the heat and blunt force trauma that gravity threw at it, splashing down about 180 km from Indira Point.

The operation was so smooth that SDSC-SHAR’s Director MYS Prasad said, “Very soon, countries wanting to put up satellites will queue up to use our vehicles.”

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