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Kineco Kaman delivers firstOMA assembly for the Human Space Flight Mission – Gaganyaan

Kineco Kaman Composites India Private Limited (Kineco Kaman) announced completion of its first commercial delivery of Orbital Module Adaptor Assembly (OMA) to Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), a critical component for Indian Space Research Organization- ISRO’s Human Space Flight Mission – Gaganyaan. The flag-off ceremony from its Goa based facility was virtually attended by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Goa Dr. Pramod Sawant and Director-VSSC Dr. S. Unnikrishnan Nair in presence of key VSSC officials and Kineco Kaman employees.

Kineco Kaman was selected as a partner of choice for this prestigious by VSSC in June 2022 to supply 3 OMA assemblies to ISRO/VSSC on the back of its excellent track record and consistent performance on Space programs like Dual Helix Antennas for the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite program (IRNSS) and EBS Assembly for the LVM3-M2/OneWeb India and Chandrayaan-3 missions.

OMA is a 4meters diameter, conical CFRP sandwich structure which is integrated with machined metallic rings to tight tolerances. It is a critical assembly of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk-III that acts as an adaptor assembled between Crew Escape module and Equipment Bay shroud.

Shekhar Sardessai, Founder of Kineco Group and Chairman & Managing Director of Kineco Kaman said “I am delighted that after the accomplishments of Chandrayaan-3 mission, Kineco Kaman is associated with India’s 1st Human Space Flight Mission – Gaganyaan. Our technicians and engineers worked tirelessly with the VSSC Scientists to meet the stringent quality parameters and demanding delivery timelines. We are thankful to VSSC team for their continued support and partnership. We will continue to partner with ISRO-VSSC to make India self-reliant in future space explorations.”