Mumbai. Godrej Aerospace, a business unit of Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group, has contributed to the LVM3 (Launch Vehicle Mark III), ISRO’s heaviest launcher till date. For this mission, the L110 engine for the core stage and the CE20 engine thrust chamber for the upper stage have been made by Godrej Aerospace. With a steadfast dedication to indigenous manufacturing for India’s space endeavours, Godrej Aerospace has contributed to all PSLV and GSLV launches in the country and has delivered over 175 engines and other critical equipment till date.
With the government’s new policy initiatives to empower ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’, new opportunities for partnerships in domestic programs have been created for private players in the Indian Space industry. Godrej Aerospace has invested ₹250 crores to build a new facility at Khalapur in Maharashtra to propel India’s technological prowess in the Space domain on a global stage.
Godrej Aerospace’s long-standing partnership with ISRO has paved the way for the development of advanced launch vehicle subsystems, liquid propulsion engines for PSLV and GSLV rockets, satellite thrusters, and antenna systems.
Commenting on Mr Maneck Behramkamdin, AVP & Business Head, Godrej Aerospace said, “Godrej Aerospace takes pride in its 30+ years of association with ISRO and its contribution to India’s space sector. Our partnership with ISRO spans a wide range of programs, including remote sensing, tele-education and interplanetary missions. As ISRO looks towards the future with the aim of greater private-sector participation in space, we see immense opportunities to demonstrate our technical and manufacturing expertise and drive self-reliance in this critical domain. Our engines have played a crucial role in the success of ISRO’s launches, and we remain committed to supporting the Indian space program in the years to come.”
Godrej Aerospace has a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mumbai that is equipped to produce a wide range of indigenous aerospace components and systems. The advanced facility has been instrumental in these efforts and has been involved in India’s ambitious deep space exploration missions such as Chandrayaan-1, Chandrayaan-2, and Mangalyaan, and GSLV Mk III – the heaviest satellite launched from India. Recently, the business was awarded the contract to produce eight modules of the DRDO’s turbojet engine.
The company’s expertise in precision engineering and high-quality manufacturing has earned it a reputation as a trusted partner for the Indian space program and other aerospace initiatives. As India’s space program continues to grow and expand, Godrej Aerospace remains committed to supporting ISRO’s efforts with its advanced aerospace components and systems. With its track record of excellence and commitment to innovation, Godrej Aerospace is well-positioned to play a key role in shaping the future of India’s space sector.