Larsen & Toubro (L&T) 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).
The Infrastructure company stated in its BSE regulatory filing, “Notwithstanding the limitations imposed by COVID-19, 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, L&T 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.”
Mr JD Patil, Whole-Time Director and Senior Executive Vice President (Defence & Smart Technologies), L&T said, “We felt honoured to be trusted by ISRO in this extremely critical space program, where best engineering minds and skilled hands of L&T are meeting the technological challenges with ISRO, its five decade-old partner. We are confident that together with ISRO scientists, LEtT engineers and technicians will fulfill aspirations of the Nation.”