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The CARE (Crew Module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment) is a demonstration payload on the suborbital maiden flight of Indias new LVM-3 (GSLV Mk.3) rocket.

The CARE is a mock-up of the planned Indian crewed space capsule. Its mission is to study re-entry and thermal behaviour. CARE does not have the pressure-vessel of the final capsule, but is only a structural mock-up. It will re-enter and land in the bay of Bengal to be retrieved.

For the suborbital flight, it is mounted upside-down inside the payload fairing.

Nation: India
Type / Application: Reentry test
Operator: ISRO
Contractors: ISRO
Power: Batteries
Mass: 3735 kg
Orbit: suborbital
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
CARE N/A 18.12.2014 Sr SLP * LVM-3-X (GSLV Mk.3 X)

* = suborbital


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