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ISRO Propulsion Complex

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Headquarters  Mahendragiri
Type  Test facility
Director  Shri Rakesh S
Annual budget  See the budget of ISRO
Jurisdiction  Department of Space
Jurisdiction  Government of India
Agency executive  Dr.P.V.Venkitakrishnan, Director
Address  Mahendragiri, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu, India, Pin-627 133
Parent agency  Indian Space Research Organisation

The ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC; தமிழ்:இந்திய செயற்கைகோள் ஆராய்ச்சி நிறுவனத்தின் ஏவுகனை உந்துவிசை ஆய்வுக்கூடம்; Hindi: भारतीय अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान संगठन प्रणोदन समूह; Bengali: ইসরো চালক ভবন), located at Mahendragiri of Tamil Nadu, is an Indian Space Research Organisation centre involved in testing, assembling, and integrating propulsion systems and stages that are developed at ISRO's Liquid Propulsion Systems Centres. Formerly, IPRC was known as LPSC, Mahendragiri, functioning under LPSC, Valiamala in Thiruvananthapuram of Kerala. It was elevated as IPRC with effect from February 1, 2014.

It is one of the ISRO centres that could be called as the "Jet Propulsion Laboratory of India" as all stage and engine related tests of ISRO's launch vehicles and satellites are carried out here. It has a cosmopolitan environment with people from all parts of India working to realize a common goal for India's success in all its launch vehicle programmes.


Following activities are currently carried out at IPRC:

  • Assembly, integration and testing of launch vehicle motors and stages
  • Servicing of launch vehicle motors and stages
  • Propellant storage
  • Sea level and high altitude tests of Vikas, PS2/GS2, PS4, L40, L110, S200, CE-7.5 and CE-20 cryogenic engines, and steering engines
  • L40 and CE-7.5 development and qualification tests
  • Assembly and integration of flight stages PS2/GS2, PS4, L40 for PSLV and GSLV missions
  • Assembly and integration of LAM engine and AOCS thruster for satellites
  • References

    ISRO Propulsion Complex Wikipedia