America is the biggest customer of ISRO

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Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) has launched 222 American satellites during 2016-17 to 2021-22.

  •  The Government of India has informed the Parliament on 10 February 2022 that ISRO successfully  launched 285 customer satellites from 29   foreign countries, on-board  Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on commercial basis.

  • Country wise breakup of number of foreign satellites launched during 2016-17 to 2021-22:

  • Algeria (3), Australia (1), Austria (1), Belgium (3), Brazil (1), Canada (5), Chile (1), Colombia (1), Czech Republic (1), Finland (3), France (2), Germany (2), Indonesia (1), Israel (2), Italy (4), Japan (2), Kazakhstan (1), Latvia (1), Lithuania (7), Luxembourg (1), Malaysia (1), The Netherlands (2), Republic Of Korea (5), Slovakia (1), Spain (2), Switzerland (2), UAE (1), United Kingdom (6), USA (222).


  • The Indian Space Research Organisation was founded on  15 August 1969.

  • It is the premier space agency in India 

  • Its headquarters is at Bengaluru 

  • It launches its rockets from  Satish Dhawan Space Centre at SriHarikota , Andhra Pradesh. 

Antrix Corporation 

  • Antrix corporation was set up as a company owned by the Government of India in 1992.

  • It is a marketing company which promotes ISRO’s capabilities to launch satellites successfully  at a  low cost around the world . It brings foreign clients to India for launching their satellites through ISRO’s  PSLV  rockets .

NewSpace India Limited  (NSIL)

  •  To involve the Private sector in the space programme and to develop technologies and products for the world market, the government of India set up a  new company NewSpace India Limited  (NSIL).

  •  It was set up in 2019 as a company owned by the Government of India under the administrative control of the Department of Space .

  • Unlike Antrix Corporation which is a pure marketing company NSIL will involve the Indian companies to develop technology and products for the foreign  buyers.

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