Go­drej Aero­space plays key role in GSLV-F09 launch

SP's MAI - - AEROSPACE VIEWPOINT -

Go­drej Aero­space, a busi­ness unit of Go­drej & Boyce played a key role in the launch of the GSAT-9 satel­lite car­ried out by the ISRO on May 5, 2017. Go­drej Aero­space’s con­tri­bu­tion to the GSLV in­cludes crit­i­cal equip­ment — first stage strap-on Vikas liq­uid propul­sion en­gine, sec­ond stage strap-on Vikas liq­uid propul­sion con­tour en­gine and in­dige­nously de­vel­oped thrust cham­bers for third stage cryo­genic main and steer­ing en­gine. The com­pany has also man­u­fac­tured and sup­plied parts for the satel­lite’s thrusters, which helps the satel­lite en­ter the de­sired or­bit and keep it in or­bit dur­ing its op­er­a­tional life.

Kaus­tubh Shukla, Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer, In­dus­trial Prod­ucts Group, Go­drej & Boyce said, “This is a proud mo­ment for In­dia. I con­grat­u­late ISRO and its en­tire team for pro­pel­ling our coun­try to yet another mile­stone in its space pro­gramme. We have been a proud in­dus­try part­ner of ISRO since three decades and have been priv­i­leged to be part of sev­eral break­through mis­sions. To­day’s out­stand­ing achieve­ment of­fers fur­ther proof of the ca­pa­bil­ity of the coun­try’s space pro­gramme and Go­drej is proud to make this con­tri­bu­tion to the na­tion’s mo­ment of glory.”

“This mo­men­tous mile­stone re­minds me of my train­ing in Rus­sia in 1993 where we had limited ex­po­sure to cryo­genic en­gines. To­day, it gives me im­mense sat­is­fac­tion that our joint ef­forts with ISRO are giv­ing us com­plete in­sights into this ex­tremely crit­i­cal Cryo­genic En­gine tech­nol­ogy,” said S.M. Vaidya, EVP & Busi­ness Head, Go­drej Aero­space.

Go­drej Aero­space has been as­so­ci­ated with ISRO since 1985, work­ing with them on com­plex sys­tems such as liq­uid propul­sion en­gines for PSLV and GSLV rock­ets, thrusters for satel­lites and an­tenna sys­tems. The com­pany was also an in­te­gral part of the pres­ti­gious Chan­drayaan and Man­galyaan mis­sions.

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