L&T delivers booster segment for Gaganyaan Launch Vehicle
Mumbai : Engineering and Construction conglomerate Larsen & Toubro on Tuesday said that it has delivered the first hardware, a booster segment, for Gaganyaan Launch Vehicle to ISRO ahead of schedule in a virtual flag-off ceremony presided over by Dr. K Sivan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
Despite COVID-19 related disruptions, the Middle segment of the world’s third-largest solid propellant 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 meeting 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 Program (HSFP). A trusted partner of ISRO for almost five decades, LEtT has been involved in the production of a range of hardware for every mission of ISRO, including the acclaimed Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan missions.
The critical booster segment, with a diameter of 3.2 meters, 8.5 meters in length and weighing 5.5 tons, was jointly flagged off in a virtual event by Dr. K Sivan, Secretary Department of Space Et Chairman ISRO and Mr. Jayant Patil Whole-time Director and Member of L&T board.
Dr K Sivan, Chairman, ISRO, complimented the ISRO and L&T teams and said, “both the teams have relentlessly worked on realizing the flight hardware ahead of schedule while maintaining the highest quality standards required for a Human Space Flight Mission.”