Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group announced that its business Godrej Aerospace, partnered with the Indian Space Research Organization in the successful launch of the CMS-01 communications satellite using the PSLV-C50. The 52nd mission of PSLV launched CMS-01 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota.
CMS-01 is the 42nd Communication Satellite of India and replaces the GSAT 12R which was launched in 2011. The CMS-01 is a communication satellite envisaged for providing services in the Extended-C Band of the frequency spectrum. The Extended-C Band coverage will include Indian mainland, Andaman Nicobar & Lakshadweep Islands. Godrej Aerospace played a key role by manufacturing the Vikas contour engine used to propel for the second stage of the rocket and satellite thrusters.
Speaking on this occasion, Surendra M Vaidya, EVP & Business Head, Godrej Aerospace, said, “It gives us immense pride to be associated with ISRO for yet another successful launch. We are proud manufacturers of the Vikas contour engine and the satellite thrusters and are glad to have contributed the same for this launch. At Godrej, we are proudly committed to the cause of driving indigenous manufacturing for India’s space programs which are key to propel India’s technological prowess on the global stage. We look forward to enhancing our participation for ISRO’s future endeavours.”
Godrej Aerospace has been partnering with ISRO for over 30 years to manufacture 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 Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan missions to the Moon and Mars, respectively.