Delhi, 13th July 2023: Larsen & Toubro (L&T), an Indian multinational engaged in EPC Projects, Hi-Tech Manufacturing, and Services, has been a longstanding partner of India’s Space Program for over five decades. L&T has played a crucial role in the launch of the LVM3 M4 Chandrayaan Mission, marking a significant achievement. L&T’s involvement in this mission spanned from the manufacturing of subsystems to mission tracking.
L&T’s facility in Powai manufactured and conducted proof pressure testing for the critical booster segments, namely the head end segment, middle segment, and nozzle bucket flange, which had a diameter of 3.2 metres. Additionally, L&T’s hi-tech Aerospace Manufacturing Facility in Coimbatore supplied ground and flight umbilical plates for the mission. L&T has also played a pivotal role in system integration for the Launch Vehicle of the Indian Space Programme.
Mr. AT Ramchandani, Executive Vice President and Head of L&T Defence, expressed, “We are honoured to partner with ISRO in nationally important space programs, for which L&T has contributed its remarkable engineering prowess, manufacturing expertise, and skilled workforce. The space sector is opening up for the Indian industry, and we will leverage our long association with ISRO to play a more significant role in future space programs.”
The space hardware was produced at L&T’s hi-tech Aerospace Manufacturing Facility, meeting the stringent quality and timeline requirements for India’s third Moon mission. All these subsystems were delivered ahead of schedule.
L&T’s Precision Monopulse Tracking Radar (PMTR) at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, was utilised for fast acquisition and tracking of Launch Vehicles. L&T has also commissioned the Deep Space Networking Antenna at Byalalu, which is essential for exploratory missions.
As a trusted partner of ISRO for many years, L&T has been involved in the production of various hardware components for every mission, including the renowned Chandrayaan-1 and 2, Gaganyaan, and Mangalyaan missions.
The Chandrayaan Mission utilises the LVM3 launcher, which is ISRO’s heavy-lift launcher chosen for its payload carrying capacity to launch an Orbiter module into the desired elliptical orbit. The S-200 serves as the solid propellant booster for this launch vehicle.
Background: Larsen & Toubro is a £23 billion Indian multinational engaged in EPC Projects, Hi-Tech Manufacturing, and Services. It operates in over 50 countries worldwide. L&T’s strong customer-focused approach and commitment to top-class quality have enabled the company to achieve and sustain leadership in its major lines of business for eight decades.