Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Nov 27 (IANS) All future Indian rockets will be fitted with the indigenously designed and built Vikram Processor that guided the rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C47 (PSLV-C47) on Wednesday to complete its mission successfully.India's PSLV-C47 rocket on Wednesday morning successfully put into orbit the country's advanced earth observation satellite Cartosat-3 and 13 nano satellites from the US.The rocket for the first time was fitted with Vikram Processor designed, developed and fabricated by the Chandigarh based Semi-Conductor Laboratory coming under Department of Space."All the future Indian rockets will fly guided by the indigenously developed Vikram Processor," a senior official of Indian Space Research Organsation (ISRO) told IANS.India has two family of rockets -- PSLV and Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV). The ISRO is also developing a Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) with a capacity to carry 500 kg satellites.The Vikram Processor is used for rocket's navigation, guidance and control and also for general processing applications.According to B.R. Biju, Mission Director for Cartosat-3 Mission, for the first time the indigenously designed Vikram Processor was used in PSLV-C47 rocket and its performance was fantastic.Interestingly, the Vikram Processor has brought in an added cheer for the Indian space officials after another Vikram -- the moon lander -- that crash landed on the lunar surface this September putting the officials into a gloomy mood.
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