A Mumbai-based private aerospace company has supplied critical components to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for its upcoming Chandrayaan-3 mission.
The development, manufacturing of liquid propulsion engines like the CE20 and satellite thrusters for lunar missions has been done by Godrej Aerospace at its facility in Vikhroli in suburban Mumbai, a senior company official said on Monday.
Godrej Aerospace’s assistant vice-president and business head Manek Behramkamdin said his company has been associated with ISRO, an entity under the Department of Space, for more than three decades.
“The collaboration began with the production of critical components to meet ISRO’s requirements and then expanded to liquid propulsion engines,” Behramkamdin said.
Apart from participating in ISRO’s other endeavours, Godrej Aerospace also had significant contributions to Chandrayaan-1 and 2 and the Mangalyaan space mission.
Chandrayaan-3, set to take off at 2:35 pm on Friday (July 14), will be a follow-up mission after the crash-landing of Chandrayaan-2 due to a software glitch in September 2019.
This will be India’s third lunar mission and it is one of the few countries to undertake such an ambitious project.
Behramkamdin said the company is investing Rs 250 crore to build a new facility at Khalapur in Maharashtra’s coastal Raigad district.
This greenfield facility will have advanced manufacturing and assembly capabilities, which will enable the company to enhance its technological capability and meet the growing demands of the space sector, he said. PTI PR RSY
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