Yesterday (February 15, 2017) at 0928 hrs (9:28 am) IST, India became the only nation to launch 104 satellites in space at a single launch, superseding Russia's record of 37 satellites in 2014.
In its thirty-ninth flight (PSLV-C37), ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 714 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 103 copassenger satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.
While this is a matter of pride for ISRO and all Indians, it is a special achievement for L&T, as its Aerospace business unit has been closely involved with this historic effort that helped India become the only nation to launch 104 satellites in space in single mission.
Launch: PSLV-C37 was rocketed into orbit using S139 Motor Casings (Middle segments) manufactured by the Aerospace Business Group of L&T.
Electronic packages are mounted on upper stage of PSLV-C37 and Heat Shield using honeycomb deck panels. These honeycomb deck panels are manufactured at L&T's Advanced Composite facility at Vadodara.
Tracking: The spacecraft was tracked using a Deep Space Network Antenna at ISTRAC's tracking facility near Bengaluru. This 32m diameter DSN antenna was installed and commissioned by L&T. The Antenna Mount Structure and 13mdiameter Bull Gear (made for the first time in India) were also manufactured by L&T.
L&T congratulates ISRO and the entire team that helped India reach this pioneering milestone which is a proud moment for the entire nation. L&T is proud to make this contribution to the Nation's moment of glory.
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