Kerala, known for its breathtaking scenery and diverse, rich culture, has left an indelible mark on the cosmos. A truly remarkable chapter in the history of space began to unfold in a serene cradle of the state’s beauty. However, Chandrayaan 3’s lunar success was not only an ISRO feat; it was a weaving created by Kerala’s business and public sector organizations. Join us on this astronomical adventure as we unveil the unsung heroes that paved the way for Chandrayaan 3 to take on the moon and celebrate the brilliance of “God’s Own Country.”
The Kerala Minerals and Metals Limited (KMML)’s Stellar Role
Beyond the palm-lined beaches and backwaters, Kerala is home to a large number of cosmic pioneers. A constellation of private businesses and public sector gems like KELTRON, KMML, SIFL, TCC, KAL, and SIDCO have etched their names in the sky. The historic journey of Chandrayaan 3 was made possible by their unrelenting commitment and technological mastery.
Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC)’s Cosmic Legacy
The Titanium Sponge Plant at KMML, which is tucked away in Kerala, was essential to India’s lunar aspirations. It transformed into a cosmic forge thanks to technologies created by the Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory of the DRDO! India’s ambitious lunar expedition was made possible by KMML’s provision of the essential titanium sponge metal, a necessary component for building the lunar spacecraft’s potent engines.
LPSC’s thrust to Success
The success of Chandrayaan 3 was greatly supported by the Thiruvananthapuram Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC). Their expertise in setting up the propulsion module was the driving force behind the mission’s journey to the lunar horizon. The dedication of LPSC paved the way for the mission’s achievement of lunar grandeur.
The talented cosmic experts from both the private and public sectors of Kerala have illuminated the sky with their brilliance! Their collective efforts have resulted in a masterpiece of cosmic visions for India and the success of Chandrayaan 3 is a testament to their hard work. Kerala’s contribution to India’s space story is remarkable, and we applaud these unsung heroes from “God’s Own Country” for their monumental achievement in conquering space. Let us join together in honouring their remarkable accomplishments.