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L&T delivers India's first launch hardware for human space programme

The critical booster segment, with a diameter of 3.2 metres, length of 8.5 metres and weighing 5.5 tonnes, was flagged off in a virtual event by Isro chief Sivan

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L&T-made India’s First Launch Hardware for Gaganyaan Mission at company's Powai Aerospace Manufacturing Facility

T E Narasimhan Chennai
Larsen & Toubro has delivered the first hardware, a booster segment, for the Gaganyaan Launch Vehicle to the Indian Space Research Organisation ahead of schedule, in a virtual flag-off ceremony presided by Isro chairman K Sivan. 

Notwithstanding the limitations imposed by Covid-19, the middle segment of the world's third-largest solid propellant India's leading engineering, procurement and construction projects, manufacturing, defence and services conglomerate, rocket booster, 'S-200', has been delivered ahead of schedule with zero-defects. 

The segment was produced at L&T's Powai Aerospace Manufacturing Facility and meets the enhanced quality and timeline requirements for India's maiden manned mission. L&T is playing

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First Published: Nov 17 2020 | 4:20 PM IST

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