Four decades spent on developing applications using space technology for India

Dr. Ranganath Navalgund talks of developments in ISRO through his career where he started as a physicist in 1977 and pioneered the development of several space-based applications for end-user communities in India. 

Dr. Ranganath Navalgund’s scientific contributions are in the broad area of earth observation systems, science and applications. He was Vikram Sarabhai Distinguished Professor at ISRO (2012-17). As Director of the National Remote Sensing Centre (2001-2005) and the Space Applications Centre (2005-2012), the two major centres of ISRO, he has over seen development of electro-optical and microwave sensors for Indian earth observation and planetary science missions, communication and navigation payloads flown onboard Indian satellites and has significantly contributed to major space application programmes. … Click here to read the complete article

An economist’s view of the space industry

As an economist, Pierre Lionnet talks about his vantage point of space activities, government involvement, newspace and industry. 

Pierre joined EUROSPACE in 1994 as a research Analyst after an 18 months period as a hired contractor for the European Space Agency. In EUROSPACE he was gradually given full responsibility over a series of studies and research activities for internal and external customers in the technico-economic domain, as well as in the policy area. In parallel he was also given management responsibility over various industry working groups (such as REACH. GMES, Navigation, Research and Technology, Standardisation, Markets etc.). He is since 2004 Director of Research heading all research activities of the Association.… Click here to read the complete article

Evolution of solid propellants for rocketry in India

Rajaram Nagappa talks about how solid propellants were developed in India from the time of the sounding rockets to the larger SLV/PSLV rockets. 

 

Prof Rajaram Nagappa has specialised in aerospace propulsion and has worked extensively in the design and development of solid propellant rockets. His interests are in missile technology and space weaponisation. He has served in the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, ISRO as its Associate Director, and later was Pandalai Memorial Chair Professor at Anna University, Chennai. He has also taught at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel. He is a recipient of the Astronautical Society of India Award, Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Madras Institute of Technology, DRDO’s Agni Award for Excellence in Self Reliance, Certificate of Appreciation of the International Astronautical Federation and the Honorary Fellowship of the High Energy Materials Society of India.… Click here to read the complete article

How the first 100 industry partners were developed to work with ISRO

Sudarshan, a recruit of Prof Sarabhai in the 1970 talks about his experience of being the Chairman of the ISRO technology transfer committee and helped develop the first 100 industries to collaborate with ISRO. 

Sudarshan served in the atomic energy program between 1970-76 and then at ISRO between 1976-88. He was the Chairman of the Technology Transfer and Industry Cooperation committee at ISRO and helped directing ISRO’s budget & economic analysis. 


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3D Perspective on New Space, new horizons


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Why some Indians are starting space startups abroad?

Sethu (CEO of ReOrbit) talks about his perspectives on why he chose Finland as a home to his startup and reflects on what can make the ecosystem in India more welcoming to have more and more Indian entrepreneurs start their space ventures out of India.

ReOrbit makes space sustainable and affordable using next-generation reusable and modular microsatellite platform (50 – 250 kg). We are a startup headquartered in Helsinki and provide complete end to end solutions for your missions. 

Full profile of Sethu – https://www.linkedin.com/in/sethu-saveda-suvanam-426a9421/

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The similarities of Israel and India in space – Exploring the history and the future

Deganit talks about how Israel established the space programme and matured to having a strong industry today. We explore how India and Israel share several commonalities when it comes to space capabilities, missions and even challenges for the future.

Dr. Deganit Paikowsky is an expert on International Relations with a unique focus, and first-hand experience, in the interface between space and world politics. Over a period of 17 years, Dr. Paikowsky’s passion and research expertise enabled her to develop a comprehensive understanding of current and future trends of the global space market, as well as an intimate acquaintance with Israel’s space community in government, industry, and academia.… Click here to read the complete article

Godrej’s contributions to realising launch vehicle (Vikas) engines in India

Surendra Vaidya (Executive Vice President & Business Head, Godrej Aerospace) talks about how Godrej moved from being a consumer product manufacturer into supporting the ISRO in the space program to eventually realising over 150 engines contributing to over dozens of reliable launches.

Full profile of Mr. S M Vaidya – http://iitram.in/workshop/Bilateral_Workshop_Speaker_Profile%20of%20Mr%20%20S%20M%20Vaidya.pdf

Surendra Vaidya (Executive Vice President & Business Head, Godrej Aerospace) talks about how Godrej moved from being a consumer product manufacturer into supporting the ISRO in the space program to eventually realising over 150 engines contributing to over dozens of reliable launches.

Full profile of Mr. S M Vaidya – http://iitram.in/workshop/Bilateral_Workshop_Speaker_Profile%20of%20Mr%20%20S%20M%20Vaidya.pdfClick here to read the complete article

Gareeb Scientist – India’s biggest space science and technology YouTuber

Gareeb Scientist who produces videos on Indian space science and technology progress and explains them to the general public talks about his journey so far. We address challenges specific to covering ISRO’s developments and getting access to material that can further help spread the fabulous efforts of ISRO through content creators.

Gareeb Scientist’s channel YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS1abmNrZSkWM1vq-sMm63g

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Five decades of contribution of Walchandnagar Industries to the Indian space program

Chirag talks about Walchandnagar Industries association with ISRO started in 1973 with manufacturing of motor cases for SLV-3 to supporting startups from India to building rockets.

Walchandnagar Industries has actively participated in manufacture of booster motor casings and nozzles for the ISRO space programs commencing from SLV-3, ASLV to PSLV  &  GSLV Mk II and Mk III programs. You can reach Chirag on  <ccdoshi@walchand.com>

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Lessons for Indian space ecosystem from an Argentinian entrepreneur

Emiliano talks about his experiences of building Satellogic, one of the biggest NewSpace Earth Observation (EO) startups in the world which is trying to democratize access to space-based services, by fostering new markets of innovative applications by making data 1,000 times cheaper than traditional EO companies

Emiliano Kargieman is bringing outer-space down to Earth. The 2010 launch of his company Satellogic has created a network of mass-produced, nano-satellites, providing high-resolution data of expansive areas at a low cost compared to traditional Earth Observation (EO) data streaming. Kargieman, Satellogic’s Founder and CEO, is a major player in the Argentinian tech ecosystem and a serial entrepreneur.… Click here to read the complete article