PSLV manufactured by Economic Explosives Private Limited, Pune. XL ISRO says test of booster motor for variant successful. ISRO tweeted that the test conducted at the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikotail was satisfactory. The engine test was done yesterday. With this, private companies gained the capacity to manufacture parts of PSLV.
The company’s PSO MXL marks the beginning of handing over the manufacture of PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle), ISRO’s most reliable satellite launch vehicle, to the private sector. The assessment is motor manufacturing. In 2019, ISRO handed over the technology of the motor to a private company.
Rocket manufacturing is now in the private sector as well
HAL-L&T joint venture PSLV-XL It was recently selected to build the rocket. ISRO’s commercial arm, NewSpace India Limited, has selected the manufacturing partners for the critical rocket. Apart from commercial launches, ISRO has several launch missions of national interest ahead of it. ISRO currently does not have the capacity to build launch vehicles for this alone. It takes months of work to get each rocket to the launch pad. For this reason, the number of successive launch missions is limited.
With the aim of overcoming this, the central government has decided to transfer the technology and hand over the manufacturing of rocket components to the private sector. PSLV It has been decided to manufacture the critical components of the rockets in this way. PSO MXL is the beginning of this. Motor was manufactured by the company in Pune. But it is not clear which parts will be outsourced. It has not yet been clarified whether the manufacturing and casting of the critical parts of the rocket will be outsourced. Many foreign space agencies including NASA are following this method. Outsourcing the rocket manufacturing will give ISRO more time for research. Human resources can also be used to develop new technologies.
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