On Wednesday October 23rd India accomplished an historic moon landing as the Chandrayaan-3 successfully touched down. It was the fourth landing on the moon but crucially the first ever successful landing on the dark side of the moon, the moon’s ‘south pole’.
A previous attempt by Russia had failed due to the complexity of getting to the Moon’s furthest extremity. The ‘south pole’ is described by NASA as a mystery, so it’s not just important as a matter of national pride and the accomplishment of reaching this far surface, but could reveal important research findings and provide invaluable discoveries regarding the composition of the moon.
A proud Prime Minister Modi hailed ‘India is now on the moon’ and went on to congratulate all those involved. One of the key players was Bevel Gears India Ltd. (BGI). As a fellow gear manufacturer also involved in the aerospace sector, Ronson Gears would like to congratulate BGI for their part in this auspicious project.
In an interview featured in Gear Technology and linked below, Aaron Fagan, Senior Editor for AGMA media’s Gear Technology and Power Transmission and Engineering magazines, interviews Mushtaq Jamal, Vice President of engineering and business development at Bevel Gears Pvt Ltd.
The interview provides insights into the project from how BGI initially became involved, the technical specifications of the gears, their role, technical challenges, how the gears actually performed and finally thoughts on the further prospects for gear technology.