Around 60 StartUps registered with ISRO
Tags: Science and Technology
Nearly 60 startups have registered with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) since the recent opening of the Indian space sector to the private sector by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Some of the registered start-ups are working on projects related to space debris management.
This information was given by the Union Minister of State for Science and Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh after inaugurating the ISRO System for Safe and Sustainable Operation at ISRO Control Center in Bengaluru on July 11.
Other startups have different offerings from nano-satellites, launch vehicles, ground systems, research, etc.
Earlier on June 10, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said during the inauguration of IN-SPACe that the space policy would be announced soon.
The policy will define the role that private companies can play in space missions, providing access to infrastructure and services owned by ISRO.
Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe)
IN-SPACe at Bopal in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, was inaugurated by PM Modi on June 10.
It will be the nodal agency that will allow space activities and use of Department of Space-owned facilities by non-government private entities and ensure greater private participation in the sector.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
ISRO was set up on 15 August 1969
Chairman of ISRO: S Somnath
Headquarters of ISRO : Bengaluru, Karnataka
Space Station from where ISRO launches rockets - Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh
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