City based domestic aerospace firm — Ananth Technologies Limited (ATL) — has played a key role in the successful launch of the recent Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) by carrying out sub-assemblies and testing of various flight systems in different stages.
“This is for the first time ISRO has availed our services for stage integration and checkout. In a way this has mainstreamed the role of private sector of the country in crucial space sector activities,” said founder-chairman-managing director P. Subba Rao in press release on Tuesday.
Stating the work done by his firm has opened a major window in the country’s space sector for enhanced participation in all areas of activities, Mr. Rao this could enhance the proliferation of space technologies and space-based applications giving boost to overall space-based economy
ATL, in fact, has been a long time ISRO partner under contract with the Vikram Sarabhai Space Sentre (VSSC), with its engineers actively involved in the sub-assemblies of various flight systems and stages testing. The firm has been involved in harnessing, integrating and testing of various stages of the PSLV mission.
The CMD said ATL was associated for almost three decades with ISRO in manufacturing of various electronics, mechanical sub-systems for launch vehicles, satellites, spacecraft payloads and ground systems.