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RSP supplies Margin steel to be used in Space project “Gaganayan”

Bhubaneswar, Dec 28 (UNI) Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has supplied 30.5 tonnes of
MDN-250 (Marging Steel) to be used in the coming prestigious ‘Gaganayan’ project,
the first indigenous manned mission of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
to space.
RSP Executive Director (Works) Gautam Banerjee, flagged off the plates in a function
organised at Plate Mill department today. The plates rolled from 14 slabs were the first
lot of the total order quantity.
Representatives from Mishra Dhatu Nigam (MIDHANI), Hyderabad and Scientists from
ISRO were present during the rolling of the 1st phase plates at Plate Mill.
The Process chart for the rolling was jointly prepared by Plate Mill and R&C Laboratory,
RSP. The slabs were supplied by MIDHANI, Hyderabad. Slabs were inspected and sorted
after receiving.
Maraging steel is a special quality steel containing Nickel, Cobalt, Molybdenum,
Titanium, Aluminium and is manufactured through vacuum melting process.
The significance of Maraging steel is that it has got very high strength (to the tune of
5-6 times of mild steel) along with good ductility.
Maraging steel is being used for the launch Vehicle Rocket Motor Casing and for other
different defence applications. Maraging steel plates rolled in RSP were also used in the
recently launched Chandrayan-II.
The Plate Mill of RSP has been regularly rolling wide plates of Maraging steel under a
long term contract with MIDHANI,. These steels are used in PSLV and GSLV programmes
of ISRO.
The Mill has so far rolled 2200 tonnes of Maraging Steel and supplied to MIDHANI .
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