Mumbai. 15 November 2018. The Indian Space Research Organisation, today, successfully launched the GSAT-29 satellite from Sriharikota. This is the heaviest satellite launched from India using the heavy-lift 143-foot-tall (43.5-meter) Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk III – D2 (GSLV Mk III-D2).
Speaking on this occasion, S M Vaidya, EVP & Business Head, Godrej Aerospace, said, “We are honoured to be associated with ISRO for the successful launch of India’s heaviest rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-MkIII) carrying communication satellite GSAT-29. Godrej is proud to have participated in manufacturing of Vikas engine for the core liquid stage and cryogenic fuel engine (CE20) for the cryogenic upper stage of the rocket, and also thrusters for the satellite. This contribution stands as a glowing testimony to India and Godrej’s potential in the space arena. At Godrej, we are thrilled to be contributing to India’s space programs and convey our best wishes to the team for all their future endeavours.”
For over three decades, Godrej Aerospace has been associated with ISRO for manufacturing complex systems such as the liquid propulsion engines for PSLV and GSLV rockets, thrusters for satellites and antenna systems. Godrej Aerospace has also played an integral part in the prestigious Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan missions. Godrej & Boyce has been proudly committed to the cause of indigenous manufacturing for India’s space programs which are key to propel India’s technological prowess.