HAL Delivers Biggest Ever Cryogenic Propellant Tank to ISRO
The public sector aerospace manufacturing company, the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited delivered the biggest cryogenic propellant tank C 32 LH 2 to the Indian Space Research Organisation in Bengaluru on Monday.
The biggest cryogenic propellant tank of aluminium alloy is designed for improving the payload capability of GSLV MK III heavy lift satellite launch vehicle of ISRO. The tank was handed over by HAL Director(Operations) M S Velpari to Director(LPSC) Dr. V Narayanan of ISRO in virtual mode today.
The tank designed by HAL can load 5755 kg propellant fuel in the 89 cubic meter volume. Even earlier HAL had partnered with ISRO to supply satellite structures for the PSLV, GSLV Mark II and III launch vehicles.
At present both the organisations are involved in various new projects like semi-cryo structure fabrication and manufacturing of cryo and semi cryo engines. HAL is also developing Crew atmospheric re-entry experiment, crew escape module for the human space mission Gaganyaan.