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The ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC), located at Mahendragiri in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu state, is an Indian Space Research Organisation centre involved in testing, assembling, and integrating propulsion systems and stages that are developed at ISRO's Liquid Propulsion Systems Centres. Formerly, IPRC was known as LPSC, Mahendragiri, functioning under LPSC. It was elevated as an independent centre and renamed as IPRC with effect from February 1, 2014.[2][3][4]

ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC)
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ISRO Propulsion Complex is located in Tamil Nadu
ISRO Propulsion Complex
Location of Mahendragiri in Tirunelveli district
Agency overview
JurisdictionDepartment of Space
HeadquartersMahendragiri, Tirunelveli district 30Kms from the City of Nagercoil
8°16′57″N 77°33′57″E / 8.2825479°N 77.5658637°E / 8.2825479; 77.5658637Coordinates: 8°16′57″N 77°33′57″E / 8.2825479°N 77.5658637°E / 8.2825479; 77.5658637
Annual budgetSee the budget of ISRO
Agency executive
  • T. Mookiah[1], Director
Parent agencyISRO

The complex is situated about 60 km from the city of Tirunelveli in Tamilnadu.[5]

It is one of the ISRO centres that could be called as the "Jet Propulsion Laboratory of India" as all liquid, cryogenic and semicryogenic stage and engine related tests of ISRO's launch vehicles and satellites are carried out here.[6].


Following activities are currently carried out at IPRC:[2]

  • 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[7]
  • 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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