Supplied crucial components for Mars spacecraft: L&T

Engineering major L&T said it played a significant role in the launch of Mars spacecraft by supplying critical launch systems and tracking equipment for the prestigious project.

“L&T Heavy Engineering had played a key role in ISRO’s Mars orbiter mission as India became the first country to successfully enter Martian orbit in its maiden attempt,” the company said in a statement. L&T was a significant private-sector supplier to this momentous mission – a significant milestone in India’s space programme,” it added.

The statement came soon after India created space history by successfully placing its low-cost Mars spacecraft in orbit around the Red Planet in its very first attempt, catapulting the country into an elite club of three nations.