October 20, 2023
The productionisation of the PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) by the industry reached a significant milestone with the propellant ingredients being delivered to SDSC-SHAR for the realisation of Solid Motors for the inaugural flight of the industry-manufactured PSLV N1.
The Department of Space (DOS), through its commercial arm, NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), has placed an order with a consortium of M/s. L&T and HAL to realise five (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles) PSLVs towards productionisation of PSLVs. As part of the initial phase of producing solid motors for the inaugural PSLV N1 launch, the consortium delivered the essential propellant ingredients at SDSC-SHAR in Sriharikota today. The material acceptance documents were formally handed over by the Vice President and Head of Aerospace at L&T Defense, along with the Deputy General Manager from HAL, to the Director of SDSC-SHAR.
This event was witnessed by the Director of NSIL and the Secretary, DOS/Chairman, ISRO. Dr. Somanath S., Secretary, DOS/Chairman, ISRO referred to this event as a paradigm shift in the development of operational launch vehicles through the industry, made possible by the constant support from ISRO. The Directors of VSSC, LPSC, and HSFC, along with ISRO management officials, participated in the event.