Go­drej Aerospace part­ners ISRO in launch­ing a record 104 satel­lites


In a massive show of strength and prow­ess, the In­dian Space and Re­search Or­gan­i­sa­tion’s (ISRO’s) PSLV C37 rocket has suc­cess­fully launched 104 satel­lites, the most in a sin­gle mis­sion any­where in the world. This was a mam­moth leap from the pre­vi­ously held record of 37 satel­lites by Rus­sia in 2014 and 29 by NASA in 2013.

This his­tor­i­cal achieve­ment by the ISRO has placed In­dia in a new or­bit amongst the space far­ing na­tions. Go­drej Aerospace (GA), a busi­ness unit of Go­drej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd, has con­trib­uted to the mis­sion by man­u­fac­tur­ing crit­i­cal sys­tems and com­po­nents for the launch ve­hi­cle. The sec­ond stage liq­uid propul­sion en­gine and the fourth stage re­ac­tion con­trol sys­tem com­po­nents for the launch ve­hi­cle were man­u­fac­tured by GA.

For over three decades, GA has been as­so­ci­ated with ISRO in­clud­ing for com­plex sys­tems such as liq­uid propul­sion en­gines for PSLV and GSLV rock­ets, thrusters for satel­lites and an­tenna sys­tems. GA was also an in­te­gral part of the pres­ti­gious Chan­drayaan and Man­galyaan mis­sions. The com­pany has been com­mit­ted to the cause of in­dige­nous man­u­fac­tur­ing for In­dia’s space pro- grammes, and at Go­drej & Boyce, part­ner­ing the In­dian space pro­gramme is an­other way to pro­pel In­dia’s tech­no­log­i­cal prow­ess.

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