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Two Space Startups Authorised by IN-SPACe, Marking Beginning of Private Space Sector Launches in India | 2YODOINDIA

Two Space Startups Authorised by IN-SPACe, Marking Beginning of Private Space Sector Launches in India

The Indian Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) has starts authorising Indian private firms, marking the beginning of private space sector launches in India.

IN-SPACe is an autonomous, single window nodal agency form to promote, authorise, monitor, and supervise the space activities of Non-Governmental Private Entities (NGPEs) in India.

Dhruva Space, Hyderabad, and Digantara research & technologies Bengaluru, were authorise by IN-SPACe on 24th June 2022 to launch their payloads.

Dhruva Space’s Dhruva Space Satellite Orbital Deployer (DSOD 1U), a technology demonstration payload, and Digantara’s ROBust Integrating Proton Fluence Meter (ROBI), a Proton dosimeter payload, were authorise, an IN-SPACe statement said.

The payloads would fly onboard PSLV Orbital Experimental Module (POEM) of PSLV-C53 scheduled to be launch on 30th June 2022.

IN-SPACe Chairman Pawan Kumar Goenka Said :

“The first two launch Authorisations issued by IN-SPACe is an important milestone and marks the beginning of private space sector launches in India,”.

Dhruva Space is a space technology start-up focus on building full-stack space engineering solutions, involve in building application-agnostic satellite platforms.

Digantara research and technologies is engage in development of end-to-end solutions focus on safe and sustainable space operations through its Space Situational Awareness sensor network, platform and data products.

PSLV-C53 is the 55th mission of ISRO’s schedule to be launch on 30th June 2022 at 18:00 hours IST from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.

According to Pawan Kumar Goenka, Digantara will launch a weather satellite which will be use for weather monitoring from space using their patent technology.

Dhruva Space, he said, will test its Satellite deployer technology which in future can be deploy for international customers.

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Pawan Kumar Goenka Said :

“This is just the start of the exciting times ahead for the Indian space sector. IN-SPACe is delighted to facilitate (the) private sector’s participation in this journey,”.

Dhruva Space CEO, Sanjay Nekkanti the PSLV C53 mission is a key milestone in the journey of his start-up.

Sanjay Nekkanti Said :

“The mission will demonstrate the in-house developed CubeSat Deployers ahead of the launch of our Satellite Missions, Thybolt-1 and Thybolt-2, onboard the PSLV C54 Mission. This will also enable Dhruva Space to support international clients with CubeSat Deployers, Integration and Launch Services,”.

CEO and Co-founder Digantara, Anirudha N Sharma said :

“To realise Digantara’s goal of delivering accurate orbital insights to ensure continued safe space operations, support from the government will play a key role in accelerating innovations. This launch serves as an excellent illustration of how such support hastens innovation,”.

National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), ISRO, has organise a three-day training course on ‘Bhuvan’ portal utilisation.

Bhuvan is a Geoportal platform of ISRO.

It hosts a wide-range of services spanning visualisation of satellite data, thematic maps, query and analysis, free data downloads and products, near real-time disaster services, Apps for crowdsourcing, and diverse geospatial applications.

It also supports the ministries with G-Governance applications.

ISRO statement said :

“The training is free, webinar-based, and scheduled for July 12-14, 2022. It targets to benefit undergraduate and postgraduate students, professionals in government organisations, start-ups, private firms etc,”. 

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