HAL as key part­ner in GSLV Mk III

Vayu Aerospace and Defence - - Aviation Defence & in India -

All­struc­tural as­sem­blies and pro­pel­lant tank­ages of GSLV Mk III were pro­duced at HAL’s Aero­space Di­vi­sion, in­clud­ing the tallest ever Pay­load Fair­ing which pro­tected all the sen­si­tive cru­cial equip­ment dur­ing the launch phase. T. Su­varna Raju, CMD of HAL said that HAL’s Aero­space Di­vi­sion was the only fa­cil­ity avail­able in the coun­try that man­u­fac­tured such huge space wor­thy com­plex struc­tures. “We con­grat­u­late Space Voy­agers of In­dia - Indian Space Re­search Or­gan­i­sa­tion (ISRO) for its suc­cess­ful launch”, he added. Twenty types of riv­eted struc­ture, six types of welded struc­ture and GSAT19 bus struc­ture were man­u­fac­tured at the Aero­space Di­vi­sion of HAL and de­liv­ered in time for the GSLV MKIII D1 mis­sion. The fab­ri­ca­tion of the com­pos­ite OPLF Heat shield (Ogive Pay­load Fair­ing) which is five me­tres in di­am­e­ter and 11 achieve­ment.”

HAL and ISRO have a five decade old part­ner­ship “which is grow­ing stronger by the day.” HAL pro­grammes – the PSLV, GSLV Mk II and GSLV Mk III – by way of sup­ply­ing light al­loy struc­tures, tank­ages and satel­lite bus bars. “HAL has ac­quired new ca­pa­bil­i­ties and mod­ernised its fa­cil­i­ties con­tin­u­ously over time to de­velop next gen­er­a­tion hard­ware for fu­ture space mis­sions.” Cur­rently the booster rock­ets of GSLV MKII in­te­grated by HAL are used di­rectly on the launch pad.

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