Hyderabad Firms Play Vital Role in Aditya-L1 Solar Mission
Hyderabad-based companies again proved their space technological competence by supporting India’s Aditya-L1 solar mission. After their contributions to Chandrayaan-3, Hyderabadi public and private sector enterprises powered this breakthrough solar observatory launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) ISRO from Sriharikota.
Ananth Technologies Ltd (ATL) supplied crucial systems and components for the Aditya-L1 solar spacecraft, which will study the sun’s behavior, space weather, solar disturbances, and Earth’s effects. ATL also supplied key components for the PSLV-C57 launch vehicle that launched Aditya-L1.
Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd (Midhani), a defence PSU, supplied the spacecraft with Ti-6Al-4V Titanium alloy, C-103 Niobium alloy, Superco 605 Cobalt alloy, UHSS, and 15CDv6 alloy.
Ananth Technologies, a satellite system expert, created Aditya-L1 avionics packages with on-board computers, star sensors, and DC-DC converters. Vikas engines and electro-pneumatic modules from MTAR Technologies were crucial to PSLV-C57. Aditya-L1, which will orbit the sun from 1.5 million km away, will communicate with Earth via a ground station created by Hyderabad-based Electronics Corporation of India Ltd (ECIL).