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.
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.
“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.
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.