Foundations of the Chinese space program and its current capabilities

There is very little understanding of the Chinese space capabilities in India. Prof. Chandra who has been one of the handful of people in India who has studied the Chinese space activities and its spread in recent years. He an excellent insight into the origins of the Chinese space program (in contrast with the Indian one) and its current capacity and the capabilities. This episode sets a foundation for understanding the emergence of NewSpace in China.

Prof. Chandrashekar is was a Professor in the Corporate Strategy and Policy Area at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB). Prior to his joining IIMB, he spent more than 20 years working at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).… Click here to read the complete article

Pixxel – Turning an idea into a space start-up from the campus of BITS Pilani

Pixxel, a space startup by two 20-year-old entrepreneurs from BITS Pilani is building a constellation of nanosatellites that can provide an entirely new kind of dataset that can help detect, monitor and predict global phenomena in near real-time. Kshitij Khandelwal, a co-founder at Pixxel talks about their journey so far and plans ahead.

Pixxel is building a constellation of earth-imaging small satellites to provide an entirely new kind of dataset that today’s satellites aren’t capable of. The planned constellation of satellites will provide global coverage every 24 hours enabling organisations around the globe to detect, monitor and predict global phenomena in near real time.… Click here to read the complete article