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India’s Space Vehicle programme and Missile Capability

Published Apr 15, 2019
Updated Apr 20, 2020

Writing in the website of The Wisconsin Project Gary Milhollin founder of the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control, a non-profit organization dedicated to stemming the spread of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction identifies the link Between Space Launch and Missile Technology [March 16, 2000]

All of this is identical to the knowledge needed for building a missile. The same technology is used in both.

The similarity in technologies for developing launch vehicles and ballistic missiles have been identified in a Wisconsin Project Report as follows –

– Manufacture of rocket propellant (solid and liquid);

– Manufacture of rocket engines (solid and liquid);

– Manufacture of air frames, motor cases, liners, and insulation;

– Manufacture of thrust vector control systems;

– Manufacture of exhaust nozzles;

– Manufacture of staging mechanisms;

– Manufacture of payload separation mechanisms;

– Manufacture of strap-on boosters;

– Manufacture of ground support and launch equipment;

– How to conduct system integration;

– How to conduct failure analysis and testing of components.

The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Programme – Phase 4 will enable the launch of 2 tonne class of satellites for Geo-imaging, Navigation, Data Relay Communication and Space Sciences.

The GSLV Continuation Programme will sustain & strengthen the capability and self-reliance in the launching of similar satellites for national requirements including next generation navigation satellites, data relay communication satellites and interplanetary missions.