Building a business using Earth Observation (EO) satellites in India

Kawa Space plans to operate most advanced earth observation satellite constellations for their customers in financial services, government, strategic risk management and agriculture. Here is Kris Nair (CEO of Kawa Space) talking about their roadmap ahead.

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An Indo-German joint venture to produce small satellites in India

Berlin Space Technologies and Azista Aerospace based in Germany and India respectively have entered into a joint venture to create a satellite production factory in Ahmedabad. Tom and Sunil talk about the thesis behind their partnership and the future they see for the JV.

 
Berlin Space Technologies – https://www.berlin-space-tech.com/
Azista Aerospace – http://www.azistaaerospace.com/

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Evolution of commercial satcom in India

Commercial satcom in India grew from VSAT to broadcasting to now exciting applications such as broadband, backhaul, etc. In this episode, Ramesh and Govind help understand the evolution of the entire commercial satcom sector in India for the past 30 years.

Ramesh Nagasamudram and Govindarajan DS are cofounders of Aniara Space, a commercial satcom company based in India and US. They have over 50 years of satellite communications industry experience between them. 

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Birthing the roots of astrobiology in India

Siddharth talks about the foundations of astrobiology, the unique facets which India can contribute to the development of the field and the current ongoing efforts to support the development of the field in India.

Dr. Siddharth Pandey is the Head of Amity Space Centre and the Centre of Excellence in Astrobiology at Amity University, India. As a part of this, he is leading an initiative to establish India’s first centre that will work towards studying the origins and distribution of life in the Universe. Prior to this, he has experience in building sample collection instruments for Mars and Venus surface missions while working at NASA Ames, USA.… Click here to read the complete article

Challenges of dealing with ISRO as a science communicator

Covering the Indian space programme as a science communicator or as a journalist often means to deal with limited information being available to tell a story to the public. In this episode, Vasudevan Mukunth talks about the challenges of dealing with science communication while dealing with information put out by ISRO on its activities and how it affects the quality of journalism while covering space as a sector in India.

Vasudevan Mukunth is the Science editor at The Wire. He is a science communicator in Bengaluru, India who writes about astronomy, high-energy physics, statistics, scientific publishing and the digital media. 

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The journey of satellite remote sensing in India and the challenges it faces today

India is one of the pioneers of satellite remote sensing with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) developing some of the best remote sensing satellites in the world. In this episode of the NewSpace India podcast, Arup Dasgupta speaks about his experiences in executing some of ISRO’s remote sensing missions and provides a perspective on the current challenges that holds back the full utilisation of remote sensing applications in India.

Arup Dasgupta worked in the Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation, from November 1970 to March 2005. He began his career in the Satellite Instructional Television Experiment (SITE) and later was involved in the management of applications programmes for several remote sensing satellites including Bhaskara and IRS as well as the development of image and information processing systems.… Click here to read the complete article

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

An institutional investor’s thesis for funding NewSpace in India

In this episode, Mahesh Murthy who runs Exseed Fund, an institutional capital source that plans to invest in NewSpace companies in India talks about Exseed Space now known as Satellize and his thesis of why it is a great time for investing in NewSpace companies in India.

Mahesh Murthy is among India’s best-known and most-successful investors. He has twice been named “India’s Best VC of the Year”, an award voted on by investors in VC funds. Mahesh runs Exseed, Asia’s only fund focused on space companies. Exseed believes in the ‘new space’ thesis, and has already earmarked a dozen investments including Satellize (earlier known as Exseed Space) – India’s first private company in space, with successful launches on SpaceX and ISRO; GroundCloud – an upcoming offering of ground stations-as-a-service and HF Signals – a digital radio communications firm.… Click here to read the complete article

Episode 10: Space law and its relevance for the rise of India’s space entrepreneurs

What is space law? Is it important to have one to help entrepreneurs, investors and users of space-based services in India? How effective is India’s draft space activities bill put out by the Department of Space (DOS)? How do other countries handle regulating their space industry and what are the lessons for us? These are some interesting questions that Deepika provides an insight into the need for effective space policy in India.

 

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