ISRO takes delivery of mobile launch pedestal

ISRO takes delivery of mobile launch pedestal

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Chennai, India, 27 March 2007: The Sriharikota Centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday took delivery of a mobile launch pedestal made by KCP Ltd.

M. Annamalai, Director, Sriharikota Centre, said this was the centre’s second mobile launch pedestal and would play a key role in its satellite launch programmes.

The order was placed over one-and-a-half years ago and it involved making a mobile launch platform weighing 600 tonnes with metal sheets of 10-120mm thickness. It is on such platforms that the launch vehicles that carry the remote sensing satellites and communication satellites are built.

Partnership with the private sector was a key factor for the ISRO, he said. V.L. Dutt, Chairman, KCP Ltd., handed over the inspection documents to Mr. Annamalai, marking the formal handing over of the platform.