Chandrayaan-3 successful launch
It is indeed a rare privilege from every perspective when an individual or an organization contributes in some way to nourish national pride. The successful launch of ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 was phenomenally motivating to The Sona Group in many ways because of its direct involvement in the actual process of the former’s launching in its orbit.
To give everyone a little historical perspective, The Sona Group has been associated with the prestigious ISRO for quite some years. To be specific, a team of scientists, engineers and students at the Sona College of Technology has been collaborating with ISRO, designing various equipment for the latter. These include a 25kw BLDC (Brushless DC) motor that was used to lift off RLV, certain parts for Chandrayaan-2, etc. The aforesaid team, headed by Professor N. Kannan, is monikered as SonaSPEED.
The head of SonaSPEED, Professor N. Kannan is an ex- ISRO scientist and thus, he has first hand experience of the ISRO protocol and standards. When ISRO conceived Chandrayaan-3, the onus of designing the various motors to be used for the launch of the craft fell on SonaSPEED. The team was to create the motors with assistance from The Sona Group’s Vee Technologies.
ISRO’s scientists chose a simplex permanent magnet stepper motor perfected by SonaSPEED and Vee Technologies, for use in the Launch Vehicle Mark – III of the Chandrayaan-3 mission. The prominent function of the stepper motor was to control the rocket engine’s liquid fuel and oxidizer mixture ratio, crucial for the launch of Chandrayaan-3 into its orbit which the LVM-3 successfully managed to do.
The rest is history. The Chandrayaan-3 made a flawless soft-landing near the southern pole of the Moon making our nation the first one to land on the lunar south pole and the fourth to successfully manage to land softly on the lunar surface. The event is of such phenomenal significance to space exploration by mankind that The Sona Group has permanently etched its name in history by being a part of it.