20 June 2017
20 June 2017
Hexcel congratulates VSSC on the successful first launch of India’s GSLV Mk III-D1 heavy lift launch vehicle on 5 June 2017.
Hexcel supports VSSC with the supply of carbon unidirectional and woven prepregs for the payload adapters, studs and heat shields.
GSLV-Mk III is capable of launching the 4-ton class of satellites to geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO). This three-stage vehicle has two solid motor strap-ons (S200), a liquid propellant core stage (L110) and a cryogenic stage (C25). On its first developmental flight the GSLV Mk III-D1 carried a 3136 kg GSAT-19 satellite to a GTO, following the launch from the Second Launch Pad (SLP) at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
New Zealand company Revolution Fibres is tripling nanofibre production to meet increased international demand from a range of industries, from cosmetics manufacturers through to Formula One teams.
TeXtreme has added a ±45° grid fabric to its line of spread tow products.
Exel Composites is collaborating with French industrial contractor CNIM on the manufacture of fibreglass components for the magnet support structure of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), the world’s largest experimental fusion facility.