Space Sector

Space Industry

28th August – Need for a space legislation

The uncharted territory of outer space Outer space has been the arena of some of the most memorable technology demonstrations. Russia’s Sputnik and the U.S.’s Apollo 11 were metaphors of geopolitical competition. For India, Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan were symbols of national pride. Today, outer space no longer captures our mind space in the way cyberspace …

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Space start-ups

4th June – Space start-ups

Space start-ups need more government nurturing, resources Recently, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a ground-breaking initiative by opening up space and atomic energy to private players, referring to them as “fellow travellers”. Also, recently, history was created by SpaceX (one of the famous space start-ups) when NASA astronauts were launched into orbit by the first-ever …

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22nd May – Private participation in space sector

Opening Up The Space The government’s decision to allow the private sector to play a larger role in the country’s space activities is welcome. How will it benefit the private sector? Permission to use the facilities of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will relieve companies of the burden of going overseas to test equipment, …

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