- Video of Space exhibition hall:
- Model of an Astronaut:
- Heat Shield of PSLV: Launch vehicles have to pass through the thick atmosphere before injecting the satellites into their orbits. PSLV travels at around 1600 km/hr during its atmospheric regime of flight. This causes tremendous heat and vibrations on the launch vehicles that could damage the satellites. Heat shields provides the necessary protection to the satellites and other payloads to the harmful effects of the atmospheric interaction. PSLV heat shield is a metallic structure of diameter 3.2 meter and length 8.2 meter. It is designed to separate from the vehicle at an altitude of about 130 km. The display shows a full scale model of satellite IRS IC inside.
- SLV-3 Heat Shield:
- Geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV): GSLV is a three stage launch vehicle. The first stage comprises of a solid propellant strap on stages. The second stag is powered by a single liquid propellant engine. The third stage is a cryogenic stage with restartable engines. GSLV was launched on April 18th. 2001 from Sriharikota of coastal Andhra Pradesh in India. GSLV main features:
Lift off weight: 401 tonne
Length: 49 meter
Satellite launched: GSAT-1 (1530 kg)
Orbit (GTO): 180 x 36000 km.