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Launch vehicles and satellites use various critical materials and components
which are space qualified. Even though Indian industries are supplying majority
of the materials, few critical materials and electronics components & packages
are still being imported, as the volumes are very less for industry to produce
and owing to non-availability of certain critical technologies. The import
component is around 10% for launch vehicle and around 50 – 55% for satellites.
Majority of materials are indigenized and inducted into the programmes.
Development of materials is a continuous activity to reduce the structural
weight of the hardware. In case of electronic items, a manifest is being
prepared to cataloguing the items and prioritizing the components and packages
for indigenization. Efforts are initiated with the Indian industry encouraging
them to form consortium to invest and produce the components and packages. ISRO
is also taking initiation to set-up facilities which run on GOCO basis, where
the activities are not viable through industry.