New Orders for Indian Satellites’ Heat Pipes

(May 27, 2016) More orders have been secured by Avasarala Technologies Ltd, the city-based tier-1 supplier of critical components to strategic sectors, to supply heat pipes for Indian satellites.

“As an import-substitute component, the pipes are used in satellites to collect heat generated by electronic devices and release it in space to keep them cool,” said

Avasarala chief executive T.T. Mani said, “Made of light-weight aluminium, heat pipes keep spacecraft cool and stabilise inside temperature, as thermal uniformity is critical for orbiting satellites under adverse solar heating.”

According to, “The state-run Indian space agency had used all the 2,986 heat pipes the company supplied since 2003 in 38 satellites launched for communications, broadcasting, remote-sensing and space exploration such as Chandrayaan-1 and Mars orbiter. […] The company has also received orders to make subsystems for semi-cryogenic engines the space agency is developing for launching heavy rockets to carry four-tonne and above satellites from its spaceport at Sriharikota, about 80 km northeast of Chennai.”

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