ISRO to build 15 PSLV launcher by decade end

NEW DELHI: A total of 15 Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles (PSLV) launchers worth Rs 3090 crore have been sanctioned by the Government for being built during 2017-20. 


The launchers proposed by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in the coming years (that is till March 2017) include ten PSLV, two Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicles (GSLV) and one developmental flight of GSLV Mk III. 


The indigenous GSLV will launch 2-ton class of communication satellites in space. 


Space Department sources said ISRO has been utilising the Indian industry for the manufacturing and production of the various components and sub-assemblies required for the development of space technology since 1976. In order to ensure the smooth supply chain of hardware, components and sub-systems, ISRO is planning to magnify the role of industry partners by increasing the scope of work from sub-system/hardware level to system level in a phased manner.


The entire gamut of activities that goes into the realization of the launch vehicles or satellites could be performed by the industry, except mission critical activities and launch operations. 

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