L&T delivers India’s first launch hardware for human space programme

By business standard

Larsen & Toubro has delivered the first hardware, a booster segment, for the Gaganyaan Launch Vehicle to the Indian Space Research Organisation ahead of schedule, in a virtual flag-off ceremony presided by Isro chairman K Sivan.

Notwithstanding the limitations imposed by Covid-19, the middle segment of the world’s third-largest solid propellant India’s leading engineering, procurement and construction projects, manufacturing, defence and services conglomerate, rocket booster, ‘S-200’, has been delivered ahead of schedule with zero-defects.

The segment was produced at L&T’s Powai Aerospace Manufacturing Facility and meets the enhanced quality and timeline requirements for India’s maiden manned mission. L&T is playing a vital role in powering Isro’s Human Space Flight Programme (HSFP).

The critical booster segment, with a diameter of 3.2 metres, length of 8.5 metres and weighing 5.5 tonnes, was jointly flagged off in a virtual event by Sivan.

Sivan said, “Both the teams (Isro and L&T) have relentlessly worked on realising the flight hardware ahead of schedule while maintaining the highest quality standards required for a Human Space Flight Mission.”

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