Defence public sector Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) contributed in a significant way to the launch of the Geo-Stationary Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) D5 from Sriharikota.

“HAL’s Aerospace Division contributed by supplying 13 types of riveted structural assemblies, seven types of welded propellant tankages, which include the cryogenic liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen tanks and cryogenic stage structures of GSLV-D5,” said Dr R. K. Tyagi, Chairman, HAL.

HAL integrated and delivered all the four L40 booster rockets and provided the bare structure of the communication satellite (GSAT-14), an assembly of composite and metallic honeycomb sandwich panels with a composite cylinder.

The HAL-ISRO partnership has been growing over the years. HAL delivered seven types of riveted structural assemblies and four types of welded propellant tankages for the Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft.

>anil.u@thehindu.co.in

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