ISRO has made India proud again by its successful launch of India’s next generation launch vehicle GSLV Mark III.
GSLV III is one of the most powerful and heaviest vehicle and it has been launched from the second launch pad of ISRO at Sriharikota.
HEC extends its heartiest wishes to ISRO and simultaneously thanks them to have given an opportunity to HEC to be part of its success.
In fact, HEC has contributed in the Second Launch Pad Project of ISRO at Sriharikota. With every launch from the second launch pad, ISRO makes HEC proud, says a press release issued by HEC today.
HEC had supplied the Mobile Launch Pad (MLP), the Tower Crane, the Horizontal Sliding Doors, 400T EOT Crane and the Folding-cum-Vertically repositionable platform installed for assembly of launch vehicles.
More, this PSU had executed the design; manufacture and erection of the Mobile launch Pedestal (MLP). The MLP had a total weight of approx. 800T and it comprised of nine modules which were fabricated at HEC and assembled at site. The MLP carries the integrated vehicle from the Vehicle Assembly Building to the launch site, in vertical position using a rail track and the launch takes place in the same position.
The 10T Tower crane installed at the top of Umbilical tower at a height of 80m had been designed to sustain huge wind pressure. The Horizontal Sliding Doors had special features such as Cyclone Locks and Rain-water sealing arrangement.
From the second launch pad, India has successfully launched its other prestigious missions such as Chandrayaan – I and other Communication satellites.