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Re: Team Indus Lunar Lander/Rover - PSLV-XL - 2018-Q1
« Reply #102 on: 12/14/2017 10:00 PM »
From the above article



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#2: Propulsion system

The primary engine on the spacecraft is a liquid rocket engine with a thrust capability of 440 N for major maneuvers. It is accompanied by sixteen small 22 N thrusters for finer orbital maneuvers and directional control.

I believe the engines are from ISRO. The 440 N engine should be the LAM (Liquid Apogee Motor) and the 22 N altitude control engines should also be the ones that ISRO uses on most of its satellites needing self propulsion (GSAT, Mangalyaan to name a few). 

It is would be a sensible approach especially considering the lack of expertise & resources  in Team Indus for propulsion development and long development times for such hardware.
 

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Re: Team Indus Lunar Lander/Rover - PSLV-XL - 2018-Q1
« Reply #103 on: 12/17/2017 07:25 AM »
I believe the engines are from ISRO. The 440 N engine should be the LAM (Liquid Apogee Motor) and the 22 N altitude control engines should also be the ones that ISRO uses on most of its satellites needing self propulsion (GSAT, Mangalyaan to name a few). 

Well, the engines are from Japanese IHI. http://www.ihi.co.jp/ia/en/products/space/thruster/index.html
Not sure if they are "on the shelf" or modified version though.