L&T played a crucial role in ISRO’s record 104 satellites launch. Here’s how
BI India BureauFeb 16, 2017, 07.45 PM
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The company said PSLV-C37 was rocketed into orbit using S139 Motor Casings (Middle segments) manufactured by the Aerospace Business Group of L&T and the electronic packages were mounted on upper stage of PSLV-C37 and Heat Shield using honeycomb deck panels.
“The launch of satellites yesterday is a special achievement for L&T, as its Aerospace business unit has been closely involved with this historic effort that helped India become the only nation to launch 104 satellites in space in single mission,” L&T said in a statement.
The company added the honeycomb deck panels were manufactured at L&T's Advanced Composite facility at Vadodara.
“The spacecraft was tracked using a Deep Space Network Antenna at ISTRAC's tracking facility near Bengaluru. This 32m diameter DSN antenna was installed and commissioned by L&T. The Antenna Mount Structure and 13m-diameter Bull Gear (made for the first time in India) were also manufactured by L&T," the company said.
India became the only nation yesterday to have launched 104 satellites in space at a single launch, beating Russia's record of 37 satellites in 2014.