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ISRO invites application for private rocket manufacturing

Date: 17 August 2019 Tags: Space

Issue

 

In a major push for Make-in-India initiative ISRO has invited private Indian companies to build five polar satellites Launch Vehicles (PSLV) to be supplied to ISRO.

 

Background

 

Indian space sector is highly valued to provide boost to domestic manufacturing.

By inviting private companies to take up manufacturing, ISRO is aiming to develop a strong domestic industry that boosts Make In India initiative

 

Details

 

New Space India Limited (NSIL) 

  • NSIL is a fully government owned company that undertakes commercial assignments for ISRO. It replaces Antrix Corporation, the previous commercial arm of ISRO.
  • NSIL was set up to meet the ever-increasing demands of Indian space programme and to commercially exploit the emerging global space market.  The emergence of NSIL would spur the growth of Indian industries in the space sector and enable Indian industries to scale up manufacturing and production base.

PSLV

 

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) is an expendable medium-lift launch vehicle designed and operated by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

  • Payload to Low Earth Orbit    3800 kg
  • Payload to Sun Synchronous Orbit    1750 Kg
  • Payload to Sub- GTO 1425 Kg
  • Payload to Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO)  1200 Kg