June 23, 2017
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New milestone
Godrej Aerospace plays key role in GSLV-F09 launch
 
The business unit of Godrej & Boyce , Godrej Aerospace has played a key role in the launch of the GSAT-9 satellite carried out by the Indian Space Research Organisation recently.

This satellite, launched using ISRO’s heavy rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09), will have multiple applications including tele-medicine, tele-education, terrain mapping and weather forecasting, for countries of the SAARC region. This is significant because India has achieved self-sufficiency for launching all satellites in the 2.4 tonne class.
 
Godrej Aerospace’s contribution to the GSLV includes critical equipment- first stage strap-on Vikas liquid propulsion engine, second stage strap-on Vikas liquid propulsion contour engine and indigenously developed thrust chambers for third stage cryogenic main and steering engine. The company has also manufactured and supplied parts for the satellite’s thrusters, which helps the satellite enter the desired orbit and keep it in orbit during its operational life.
 
Godrej Aerospace has been associated with ISRO since 1985, working with them on complex systems such as liquid propulsion engines for PSLV and GSLV rockets, thrusters for satellites and antenna systems. The company was also an integral part of the prestigious Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan missions. Godrej Aerospace has been committed to the cause of indigenous manufacturing for India’s space programs, and at Godrej & Boyce, partnering the Indian space program is another way to add to the country’s technological know-how.