Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the Indian Space Association (ISPA), an industry body of government and private companies, aims to support the Centre’s efforts in commercial space exploration and space-based communications.
Today is the day the Indian aerospace industry gets new wings. For 75 years since independence, Indian space has been dominated by a single umbrella of the Indian government and state-owned enterprises. Indian scientists have made great strides in these decades, but the need of the hour is that there should be no barrier to Indian talent, whether in the public sector or in the private sector, ”said Modi, who started the industry.
Larsen & Toubro, Nelco (Tata Group), OneWeb, Bharti Airtel, Mapmy India, Walsandnagar Industries & Anand Technology Ltd. & Kotrez, Hughes India, Agista-PST Aerospace Pvt Ltd, Pvt. The organization aims to “engage with partners throughout the environment,” the government statement said.
With the support of the Bharti Group, OneWeb has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Newsbase India Limited (NSIL), the commercial arm of ISRO, to launch its satellite in India from 2022.
OneWeb builds 648 low-Earth orbiting satellites in its initial galaxy and has already launched 322 satellites into orbit. Its services are expected to begin this year in the Arctic, including Alaska, Canada and the United Kingdom. By the end of 2022, it will be offering its high-speed, low-latency connectivity services in India and other parts of the world.