GOCL: A Proud Contributor to Historic Chandrayaan-3 Mission


Hyderabad: GOCL is incredibly honoured to have contributed in the Chandrayaan-3 mission, marking a significant milestone in India’s space exploration endeavours. This historic mission is a testament to our commitment to advancing cutting-edge technology in the aerospace sector, the company said in a release on September 22.

According to the release, GOCL’s contribution to the Chandrayaan-3 mission involved the production of Special Purpose Motors (SPMs) and Igniter Grains (IGs) at the esteemed Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC/ISRO) in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. This collaborative endeavour, conducted under the GOCO Mode, spanned from April 2021 to June 2022.

During the tenure of this contract at VSSC, GOCL successfully delivered over 200 specialised Motors, with 2 of our S200 (M) Igniters playing a critical role in the Chandrayaan-3 mission. These components are vital to the success and reliability of spacecraft propulsion systems, the release stated.

Chandrayaan-3, India’s third lunar exploration mission, is a significant step in advancing our understanding of the moon’s surface and geological features. GOCL’s participation in this mission underscores its commitment to supporting India’s space programs and advancing technological innovation in the aerospace sector.

GOCL and its subsidiaries offer varied range of products in Energetics and Commercial Explosives. The company develops special products for Defence & Space sector and specialise in Metal Cladding solutions using explosives. GOCL is a leading manufacturer of Energetics & Commercial Explosives products in India with 8 manufacturing locations, 11 regional offices and supply to more than 20 countries.