How legal is it to build satellites/rockets in India?

Want to build rockets/satellites in India? Here is a conversation where we discuss most policy/legal issues that surround the ability of entrepreneurs to be able to execute in India. Ashok provides great insights on what are the underlying problems that need to be solved for startups to be successful.

A dispute resolution counsel, Ashok advises clients in the U.K., Singapore, India and Switzerland on their global contractual requirements. He also assists clients in these jurisdictions for Investment funding, Intellectual Property protection and Enforcement, Telecommunication regulations, space law, Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement and Licensing, space law, taxation, gender sensitivity and data privacy.… Click here to read the complete article

Compendium of Startup/SME Views & Suggestions from Space Federation of India

SpaceFed, a newly formed Non-Profit initiative and Industry Association with the aim to advance moderate and streamline the interests of space companies in government, media, industry and public affairs while at all times, striving to build a foundation for a sustainable, consensus driven, and thriving Space ecosystem in India. SpaceFed will strive to assist Private Indian Space Startups/SMEs to work with GoI channels to boost the sector in terms of:

● Policy and Regulation
● Increasing Awareness
● Networking & global outreach

The following section is a compilation of views from 20 Private Space Startups/SMEs, working in various domains and subdomains of the Space Sector. 

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Integration of space capabilities into the Indian armed forces

  1. Lt. Gen. (Retd) Prakash Menon provides an overview of the utility of space capabilities by the Indian armed forces. We discuss the historical context and connect it to the present day requirements. The challenges of involving the local industry to support the space-based requirements of the Indian armed forces presented eloquently by Gen. Menon. 

Lt. Gen. (Retd) Prakash Menon is the Director of the Strategic Studies Programme. He is also Professor Emeritus at Trans Disciplinary University (TDU), Bangalore and Adjunct Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.

Lt Gen Menon joined the Indian Army in 1972. He has extensive operational experience in commanding counter-insurgency operations in Central, North and South Kashmir.… Click here to read the complete article

Understanding China’s Commercial Space Sector from an Indian Lens

Irina Liu and Bhavya Lal who are researchers at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) provide insights from their study of China’s commercial space sector which used original documents and first-hand Chinese-language interviews with Chinese companies and China’s industry experts.

China has had a space program since roughly the same time that NASA was created in 1958. Since the 1970s, China has launched increasingly complicated military, robotic, and human missions into space, making China a major spacefaring nation. Until recently, however, China has not had a commercial space sector in which firms vie to sell space products and services to state and private customers domestically and internationally.… Click here to read the complete article