WIL played role in successful launch of GSLV-D5
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Pune's Walchandnagar Industries Limited (WIL) played its part in the successful launch of the Indian Space Research Organisation's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-D5), which was launched on Sunday from Sriharikota.
In a statement, WIL said the first solid stage of the massive vehicle had made use of WIL-manufactured components S139 head-end segment and S36 and S139 nozzle-end segment and nozzle divergent-end respectively.
GK Pillai, Managing Director and CEO, WIL, said it was indeed a matter of great pride to be associated with the project.
"WIL has been manufacturing S-139 segments for VSSC for the last two decades. With the stringent quality norms that are a hallmark of ISRO, it is extremely promising to experience the belief that ISRO has on WIL,'' he said.
Two months ago, WIL also played a major role in the launch of Mangalyaan where the company supplied rocket motor casings and nozzles for zeroth and first stage of the 44.4 metre PSLV-C25.
WIL has been part of many critical and core components of India's first Mars mission (Mangalyaan) and first mission to Moon (Chandrayaan).