ISAE SUPAERO FOR INDIANS

Hey all, this is Hari Prasath, a space system major student from ISAE SUPAERO (2018-2020). I frequently get a lot of questions related to the admission process and living expenses in Toulouse from Indian students. I am listing down all the frequently asked questions with the answers so that it will be easier for you to read and know the info.  If you can’t find the information that you need, please feel free to ping me, I will be happy to help you.

Disclaimer: The answers are purely based on my personal experiences with ISAE SUPAERO and Toulouse. It may vary from person to person and facts are subjected to change, if you have any unclarified doubts feel free to mail Supaero admission office and keep checking the university website.Click here to read the complete article

Perspective of a foreign investor of space industry in India

Michael Mealling, General Partner at Starbridge VC, a space focussed venture capital fund based in the US, talks about his perspective of the Indian space industry and the emerging NewSpace startups in India.

Before Starbridge, Michael co-founded Masten Space Systems, was CTO of Seraph Group (a seed stage VC fund), is the CEO of the Waypaver Foundation, and the President of the Moon Society. His experience building companies and teams from scratch, raising money for those companies, and investing in similar companies has given Michael a view both the successes and failures at every stage of building sustainable companies.

Subscribe to NewSpace India podcast using Apple podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, YouTube, Google podcast and any other app – https://newspaceindia.transistor.fm/subscribeClick here to read the complete article

Investing at seed stage in NewSpace India startups

Speciale Invest is an early stage investor focusing on Tech-driven/Deep-tech ventures. They’ve invested at seed stage in Agnikul Cosmos, Astrogate Labs and Kawa Space. Vishesh, is the Managing Partner of Speciale Invest. He talks about their fund, their investees in NewSpace India startups. He also gives great tips for some of the entrepreneurs looking for seed stage funding. 

Vishesh has over 10 years of investing experience across enterprise technologies and consumer services. He has been actively involved across the life-cycle of venture capital investing from deal sourcing, building networks, investing, monitoring and creating value and exit engineering. More about Speciale Invest on https://www.specialeinvest.com/ … Click here to read the complete article

India’s forgotten rocket pioneer

A new book provides a detailed account of the life and work of Stephen H Smith. During 1934 and 1944 in Calcutta, he worked alone and unsupported on developing rocket transport. In 1935, he was the first to demonstrate the successful transport by a rocket of livestock, food and medicine. The book charts the story of Stephen H Smith, described by a contemporary as “the greatest one-man campaign for rocketry”. He dedicated his life working alone in northeast India to develop a new revolutionary means of transport using rocket power. 

Gurbir Singh is a UK based space writer. His professional background is in the IT sector as a Senior Cyber Security Consultant for a large IT company.… Click here to read the complete article

Building small satellite/cubesat missions in Indian universities

What goes into building a cubesat program at a university? What are the difference between university teams trying to build satellites in India against US? How can we improve the overall ecosystems in academia to build more student missions in India? Here are some great insights from Sharan.

You can reach out to Sharan at sasundi@odu.edu 

Support the NewSpace India podcast by becoming a Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/newspaceindia

Want to keep in touch with the NewSpace India community? Do join us on the Telegram group 
https://t.me/joinchat/CKtNfRCbLhmjSO-XJmtmuw 

For comments/suggestions, write to curator@newspaceindia.com

Click here to read the complete article

India’s ASAT test and its role in space security

Will space be a theatre for warfare? What message did India send out by demonstrating the ability to hit a satellite in orbit? How can India showcase leadership in space security and sustainability so that space as a domain can be used for peaceful purposes? Daniel Porras provides great insights based on his extensive experience in political and legal issues surrounding space security.

Daniel Porras is a Space Security Fellow at UNIDIR. He focuses on political and legal issues surrounding space security, in particular the progressive development of sustainable norms of behaviour for space. Follow him on https://twitter.com/spacedaporras

Support the NewSpace India podcast by becoming a Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/newspaceindiaClick here to read the complete article

Setting up a Space Regulatory Authority of India (SRAI)

The Takshashila Institution has proposed a Space Policy proposal looks at decoupling the policy, regulatory, and service delivery roles of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to create a level playing field for new entrants. Utkash talks about SRAI and other major aspects of the Takshashila Policy Proposal.

The New Space Policy 2020 proposes a clear policy and regulatory structure that paves the way for growth of the nascent private space sector in India, thus contributing towards national development and advancing the frontiers of science and technology. The policy proposal is available on https://takshashila.org.in/takshashila-policy-proposal-the-new-space-policy-2020/

Support the NewSpace India podcast by becoming a Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/newspaceindiaClick here to read the complete article

Taking satellite data to the fishing community

Numer8 – a data analytics company that uses geospatial data to address problems like disaster management, coastal community monitoring, infrastructure monitoring, wildlife, and biodiversity protection. It helps businesses and governments to take a data-centric approach to solve problems. Its latest product, Ofish is helping the fishing communities to tackle changes to the fishing habitat and come home with a better catch. Ofish helps governments track illegal fishing and monitor fishing port operations from a single dynamic dashboard.

More about Numer8 – https://www.numer8.in/

Want to keep in touch with the NewSpace India community? Do join us on the Telegram group 
https://t.me/joinchat/CKtNfRCbLhmjSO-XJmtmuw 

For comments/suggestions, write to curator@newspaceindia.com… Click here to read the complete article

India needs a national space policy before a space law

Dr. Ranjana Kaul argues for India having to create a formal space policy before a space law is legislated. She provides insights on how having a space policy before a space law will help the NewSpace community.

Ranjana Kaul is a Partner at Dua Associates, Advocates & Solicitors, in New Delhi, India. She holds an LLM from the Institute of Air & Space Law, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Canada. 

Subscribe to Unbounded who helped create this episode: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNy5vmqh_YtMyO5rEdjLeaw

Want to keep in touch with the NewSpace India community? Do join us on the Telegram group 
https://t.me/joinchat/CKtNfRCbLhmjSO-XJmtmuw 

For comments/suggestions, write to curator@newspaceindia.com… Click here to read the complete article

Creating a platform for space themed science fiction movies in India

Have you ever wondered why we don’t have space-themed science fiction movies in India? Is it that we don’t have an author base for it, or is it that we don’t have producers intent to invest in them or is the audience itself not interested in it? In this episode of the NewSpace India podcast, we explore one such attempt to creating a platform for space-themed science fiction movies in India

Mysore Masala – The UFO Incident’s Teaser – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx7D4DDZiik
Connect with Ajay Sarpeshkar – https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajay-sarpeshkar/

Want to keep in touch with the NewSpace India community? Do join us on the Telegram group 
https://t.me/joinchat/CKtNfRCbLhmjSO-XJmtmuw Click here to read the complete article