The crew module fairing (CMF) for ISRO’s Ganganyaan module has been commissioned from a Bengaluru-based company.
Story so far: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has received the CMF from city-based Alpha Design Technology Limited’s (ADTL) subsidiary Alpha Tocol Engineering Services. While the design specifications came from ISRO, ADTL was responsible for manufacturing the structure.
- It doesn’t just end there, however. ADTL and ISRO have a long working relationship set up for the future.
- Along with this, ADTL is currently working on satellites with ISRO and is scheduled to sign an agreement regarding the transfer of tech for small satellite platforms.
- The hope is that these platforms will allow for efficient low-cost access to space.
Tech talk: For the Gaganyaan module specifically, the CMF is the structure that will protect the module as it carries the astronauts during the launch. The programme is intended to carry three astronauts and become the formative spacecraft of the Indian Human Spaceflight Programme.