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ISRO Propulsion Complex

ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC)
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Department of Space
Headquarters Mahendragiri
Annual budget See the budget of ISRO
Agency executive
  • D Karthikesan, Director
Parent agency ISRO

The ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC; தமிழ்:இந்திய செயற்கைகோள் ஆராய்ச்சி நிறுவனத்தின் ஏவுகனை உந்துவிசை ஆய்வுக்கூடம்; 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 01, 2014.[1][2][3]

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.[4] 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:[5]

  • 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[6]
  • 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

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