A Primer to kicking off India’s space economy

As a long-term investor in space technology and infrastructure, India counts to be one among the top nations in the world in terms of government space investments and achievements. Here are some key insights on what we can do to elevate India’s stance in the global space arena and aid the emergence of India’s NewSpace globally.

  • If Indian industry needs to claim a greater traction in the international space market there is a need to promote and develop a model for promotion of startups with independent technology ideas, which carry the potential of leapfrogging product/service offerings out of India and are scalable globally.
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My Popular Wishlist for ISRO

I have often tweeted about ISRO not tweeting enough about launches as much as NASA. It is extremely satisfying that these proud moments are now on Twitter including countdowns as also ISRO images from Mangalyaan. The Gandhi Peace Prize was an absolutely deserved award that ISRO received from our President. It is evident that besides scientific launches from India and other countries, ISRO can find finance from other popular and culturally relevant satellites which could include ‘pay per use’ or relevant advertising revenue while accessing services via the internet.

My fondness for ISRO also stems from my association with Dr. Abdul Kalam as a design consultant for Research Centre Imarat in Hyderabad.… Click here to read the complete article

Exploiting the Commercial Value of Space – An Indian Entrepreneur Perspective

Overview of Indian Space

In India, space activities were initiated in 1962, with the setting up of the Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR). Initially, space research was conducted in India mainly with the help of sounding rockets. Space research activities acquired prominence with the establishment of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in 1969 and the formation of Space Commission and Department of Space in 1972.

India, has effectively developed space technology and has applied it successfully for its rapid development and today is offering a variety of space services globally. One can describe the evolution of Indian Space Program as under:

  • 70s: Era of Experimentation
  • 80s: Era of Operationalization

During the operational phase in 90’s, major space infrastructure was created under two broad classes: one for the communication, broadcasting and meteorology through a multi-purpose Indian National Satellite system (INSAT), and the other for Indian Remote Sensing Satellite (IRS) system.… Click here to read the complete article