ISRO Unveils Vital Facilities for Solid Motor Advancement

A group of vital facilities essential for the enhancement of solid motor realization were inaugurated by Shri Somanath S., Chairman, ISRO/ Secretary, Department of Space at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC-SHAR).

Shri A. Rajarajan, Director of SDSC-SHAR, and Directors from other ISRO Centres/ Units were present.

SDSC-SHAR is responsible for the development of solid motors/ segments for ISRO’s acclaimed launch vehicles including PSLV, GSLV, LVM3, and SSLV.

It aims establishing 29 primary and 16 auxiliary facilities to bolster solid propellant processing capabilities striving to achieve 2X improvement in its capacity.

Commencing the first phase of this initiative, today’s inauguration unveiled five key facilities dedicated to solid propellant mixing, casting, machining, as well as the non-destructive testing of cast segments.