The public sector aerospace manufacturing company, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), provided the largest cryogenic propellant storage tank C32-LH2 to the Indian Space Research Organization.
♦ C32-LH2 tank is a developmental low-temperature propellant tank of aluminium alloy.
♦ It aims to increase the payload capacity of ISRO’s GSLV MK-III launch vehicle. The tank can hold 5755 kg of propellant fuel.
♦ Cryogenic fuels are fuels that need to be stored at extremely low temperatures to keep them liquid.
♦ These fuels are used in machinery operating in space, because very low temperatures are often encountered in space, and because of the lack of an environment that supports combustion, ordinary fuels cannot be used in them.
♦ Cryogenic fuel usually constitutes liquefied gas including liquid hydrogen.