In a massive show of strength and prowess, the Indian Space and Research Organisation’s (ISRO’s) PSLV C37 rocket has successfully launched 104 satellites, the most in a single mission anywhere in the world. This was a mammoth leap from the previously held record of 37 satellites by Russia in 2014 and 29 by NASA in 2013.
This historical achievement by the ISRO has placed India in a new orbit amongst the space faring nations. Godrej Aerospace (GA), a business unit of Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd, has contributed to the mission by manufacturing critical systems and components for the launch vehicle. The second stage liquid propulsion engine and the fourth stage reaction control system components for the launch vehicle were manufactured by GA.
For over three decades, GA has been associated with ISRO including for complex systems such as liquid propulsion engines for PSLV and GSLV rockets, thrusters for satellites and antenna systems. GA was also an integral part of the prestigious Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan missions. The company has been committed to the cause of indigenous manufacturing for India’s space programmes, and at Godrej & Boyce, partnering the Indian space programme is another way to propel India’s technological prowess.