The Times of India features the achievement of the Sona College of Technology in building a BLDC motor for ISROs Chandrayaan-3!
The Times of India features the role played by Sona College of Technology, a part of The Sona Group, in launching Chandrayaan-3. The college built a stepper motor that was used in the Chandrayaan-3’s Launch Vehicle Mark-III.
Sona SPEED, the R&D unit of the college, has been working with ISRO for many years. The stepper motor is used in the actuator assembly of LMV-III to control the rocket engine’s liquid fuel and oxidizer mixture ratio.
“Our engineers and technicians are capable of designing the parts required for advanced space projects. The only problem lies in the availability of materials within the country. We are still importing a lot of the materials required,” said Dr N Kannan, the professor at the college and Head of Sona SPEED, who is a former ISRO official who understands the specific requirements of ISRO.
The Sona SPEED team is working on ISRO’s next project Gaganyaan.