President to inauguarate HAL's manufacturing facility todayHAL - 2783 Change: 9.05 (0.33 %)
Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) state-of-the-art Integrated Cryogenic Engine Manufacturing Facility (ICMF) will be inaugurated today in Bengaluru by President of India. An MoU was signed between HAL & Isro for setting up the ICMF in 2016. The facility has been set up over an area of 4500 sq metre housing over 70 hi-tech equipment and testing facilities for manufacturing cryogenic (CE20) and semi-cryogenic (SE2000) engines of Indian space launch vehicles.
HAL has been manufacturing liquid propellant tanks and launch vehicle structures of PSLV, GSLV MK-II, GSLV Mk-III and also stage integration for GSLV Mk-II. Now, with this facility, HAL will cater to the entire cryogenic rocket engine manufacturing under one roof for Isro. The commissioning of all critical equipment for the manufacturing and assembly requirement is complete and HAL will start delivering the engines to Isro by March 2023. The company has said that only a few countries like the US, France, Japan, China and Russia have mastered the cryogenic technology and space exploration in the future is mostly dependent upon cryogenic technology.