Navigation


Home > Satellite developer inks deal for facility in India

Satellite developer inks deal for facility in India

How To Buy | Technical Support | Share

Satellite developer startup Dhruva Space and German startup Berlin Space Technologies have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish India’s first commercial small satellite manufacturing facility.

Satellite developer inks deal for facility in India

Satellite developer startup Dhruva Space and German startup Berlin Space Technologies have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish India’s first commercial small satellite manufacturing facility.

"We're not just building a facility, but an ecosystem for the private space sector," said Abhishek Raju, director at the Bengaluru-based space start-up.

Dhruva Space is developing a 12-kilogram satellite for Amsat India, a member of the international amateur radio operators association.

The two companies plan to launch the first satellite in 2016 and hope to break into the defense, vehicle tracking, disaster management and other markets.

"With skilled human resources in spacecraft manufacturing and design, and arranging the required testing facilities, such a facility is a good step towards commercializing the space sector," said Sridhara Murthi, a leading expert on space industries in India.

Space technology startups such as Dhruva Space are eager to see a framework for the industry established in India.

"Our traction will become exponentially large with a framework in place," said Narayan Prasad, director and chief technology officer of Dhruva Space.

A legal framework for the space technology industry in India is one of the first steps, according to Balakista Reddy, head of the Centre for Air and Space Law at NALSAR University of Law.

He said that legal framework needs to address questions of insurance and liability, the procedure for the adoption and implementation of space programs, intellectual property rights protection, and regulations on the safety of satellite launch and space flight.

Request a Quote Online
or call us 1-866-556-3176

NOC Technical Support: 1-855-VSAT-NOC
iDirect Velocity® and Evolution® Services
Broadband Satellite Internet Access
Private Networks and VNO
Enterprise Satellite WAN Solutions

Relevant Information

Satellite Internet Access
Service Coverage
VSAT Networks

Contact BusinessCom

1-866-556-3176
or fill in Online Request Form

Resources

Technical Support