VRV Asia Pacific, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Italian company VRV SpA, revealed that it has been selected by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to provide strategic liquid hydrogen (H2) storage for its launch complexes.

The tank will be engineered with a patented liquid nitrogen (N2) radiation shield, which will intercept any potential heat transfer from the outer shell of the liquid H2 container.

The H2 storage tank will be designed and constructed in VRV’s Asia Pacific facility near the Indian city of Chennai, but will be supported by VRV’s technical experts back at its HQ in Italy.

Federico Spada, CEO of the VRV Group, enthused, “We are delighted to have been selected to participate in this prestigious project. This significant award is a testament to VRV’s continuous investment in research and innovation.” 

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.


The Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR facility is a rocket launch centre operated by the ISRO. It conducts all operations concerning the launches, including sourcing all the necessary infrastructure for launching satellites.