ISRO’s GSLV Rocket: India’s state owned defence and aerospace major Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Friday handed key components for GSLV Mark-II rockets to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
This is the fiftieth L-40 stage of Geo Synchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV-MKII rockets) that has been handed over to the ISRO.
These components will be used by the ISRO in GSLV MK-II flight scheduled in August 2020.
“The Aerospace Division of HAL has so far integrated and supplied L-40 stages for 12 flights of GSLV MKII including the GSLV MKII -F10 flight planned in the first week of March-2020,” HAL said in a statement.
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Apart from the Integrated L-40 stages, the aviation giant has been manufacturing the riveted structures, propellant tanks, feed-lines of PSLV, GSLV MKII and GSLV MKIII launch vehicles and structures of various satellites for ISRO.
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“HAL is one of the most reliable partners of ISRO for the past three decades and has contributed and participated in almost all of ISRO’s ambitious projects namely Chandrayaan-I, Chandrayaan-II, Mangalyaan and upcoming projects like Gaganyaan,” said the defence PSU.
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Amitabh Bhatt, CEO-BC, Dr. V. Narayanan, Director-LPSC of ISRO, Dr. A Manimaran, Dy. Director (MME, LPSC), Mihir Mishra, General Manager (HAL Aerospace Division) and other officials of ISRO and HAL were present on the occasion.
Recently HAL won a major contract to supply 83 Light Combat Aircraft to Indian Air Force in a contract worth $5.45 billion.
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