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Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre

Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC)
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Department of Space
Headquarters Trivandrum
Annual budget See the budget of ISRO
Agency executive
Parent agency ISRO

The Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC;

  1. ^ LPSC Webpage
  2. ^ Correspondent, Special (July 2, 2014). "New Directors at ISRO centres". The Hindu. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Home-History Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre". Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "ISRO Centres-Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre". Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Isro's Mahendragiri centre elevated, gets more powers". Retrieved 3 February 2014. 


See also

  • Assembly and integration of liquid engines and stages
  • Testing of liquid engines and stages
  • High altitude test facilities for upper stage engines
  • Propellant storage facilities

[3] The main activities carried out at here are:[5] On 1 February 2014, this unit was renamed as

LPSC Mahendragiri

  • Design and realisation of monopropellant thrusters and components
  • Integration of spacecraft propulsion systems
  • Development and production of transducers
  • Management of launch vehicle stage tanks and structures at industries

This unit caters predominantly to propulsion requirements of satellite programmes of ISRO apart from development of indigenous sensors and transducers.[4] The activities that are carried out here include:[3]

LPSC Bangalore

  • Research and Development in earth storable and cryogenic propulsion systems for Launch Vehicle and Spacecraft applications
  • System design and architecture
  • Management of system projects
  • Management of earth storable and cryogenic engine and stage systems
  • Integration of launch vehicle propulsion control system packages and modules
  • Low thrust thruster test facilities for satellite thrusters

The main activities carried out at Valiamala include:[3]

This unit serves as LPSC headquarters, and is involved in research and development of Earth-storable and cryogenic propulsion for launch vehicles. It delivers engines, stages, associated control systems and components for launch vehicle and spacecrafts. [3][4]

LPSC Valiamala


  • LPSC Valiamala 1
  • LPSC Bangalore 2
  • LPSC Mahendragiri 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

LPSC's current director is Dr. K. Sivan. He took over from M.C.Dathan on July 2, 2014 after the latter was appointed as Director of VSSC.[2]

The development of liquid propellant stages for PSLV, control systems for SLV-3, ASLV, PSLV and GSLV, satellite propulsion systems including those for INSAT and IRS and production of pressure transducers are done by the LPSC for India. The LPSC has developed indigenous cryogenic upper stage for Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) which was successfully test fired by ISRO on August 4, 2007.

LPSC is engaged in development of liquid and cryogenic propulsion stages for launch vehicles and auxiliary propulsion systems for both launch vehicles and satellites. Activities related to liquid propulsion stages, cryogenic propulsion stages and control systems for launch vehicles and spacecraft is done at Thiruvananthapuram. Precision fabrication facilities, development of transducers and integration of satellite propulsion systems are carried out at Bangalore. The developmental and flight tests along with assembly and integration are done at ISRO Propulsion Complex, Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu.

. Tamil Nadu of Mahendragiri at ISRO Propulsion Complex. LPSC is augmented by Karnataka of Bengaluru, and Kerala of Thiruvananthapuram It has two units located at Valiamala, in [1]

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