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Lakshmi Machine Works ATC delivers composites component to ISRO

According to media report Lakshmi Machine Works Advanced Technology Centre (LMW ATC) recently delivered composite Ogive Payload Fairing (OPLF) for the GSLV MK-III project to the ISRO. Payload fairing is the equipment used to protect the spacecraft against the impact of dynamic pressure and aerodynamic heating during launch. The hand-over ceremony held at ISRO’s headquarters was attended by ISRO chairman Dr Somanath and LMW chairman & managing director Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu. Dr S Unnikrishnan Nair, Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), and many other leading ISRO scientists and expert crew of LMW ATC participated virtually from their respective stations. Tamil Nadu industries minister TRB Rajaa appreciated the team and wrote on ‘X’ (formerly Twitter) “This milestone not only showcases the innovative prowess of LMW ATC but also underscores Coimbatore’s growing influence in the Aerospace and Defence sector. This is yet another example of Coimbatore’s sterling contribution to Tamil Nadu and India. The Government of Tamil Nadu and the Tamil Nadu Industries Department is steadfast in its commitment to fostering an ecosystem that nurtures innovation and creates high-value jobs. The successful collaboration between LMW ATC and ISRO is a testament to our state’s capabilities in contributing significantly to critical national projects and the global Space Industry,” states the report.