Skyroot, Digantar:幫助印度在太空中實現高目標的私營公司

Skyroot, Digantar:幫助印度在太空中實現高目標的私營公司


在斯里哈里科塔的火箭集成設施中瞥見了我們的維克拉姆-S,因為它正在為這重要的一天做準備。天氣似乎對11月18日上午11:30的發射很有利。#Prarambh #OpeningSpaceForAll - Skyroot Aerospace (@SkyrootA) November 14, 2022 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.在Twitter上查看原始推文

"印度應該在全球太空經濟中擁有更大的份額。商人Pawan Goenka說,他是INSPACe的負責人,INSPACe是政府為協調私營太空公司和ISRO而設立的一個中心。



烏克蘭的戰爭也為印度引發了更多的機會。總部設在倫敦的衛星公司OneWeb--由印度科技巨頭Bharti Airtel提供資金支持--在因對莫斯科的制裁而被迫暫停使用俄羅斯火箭後,轉向了印度。


"這對印度來說是不幸中的萬幸,因為我們必須看看什麼是對我們最好的機會。我認為[俄羅斯]的真空已經被ISRO和印度的能力充分解決了,"OneWeb公司駐印度的主管Rahul Vatts說。



There it is!

Catch a glimpse of our Vikram-S at the rocket integration facility at Sriharikota, as it gets ready for the momentous day. Weather seems great for the launch on 18 Nov 11:30 AM.#Prarambh #OpeningSpaceForAll — Skyroot Aerospace (@SkyrootA) November 14, 2022 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. View original tweet on Twitter

"India deserves to have a bigger share of the global space economy. We should be looking at at least 8-10%" says businessman Pawan Goenka, who heads INSPACe, a centre set up by the government to coordinate between private space firms and ISRO.

Around 10 other private firms have also either launched or are close to launching their products. A start-up called Pixxel is working on a product which will help provide images that can help in mining and disaster management. Digantara, a Bengaluru-based start-up, is mapping space debris for the world. Other companies such as Dhruva, Agnikul and Bellatrix are also trying to make their mark.

Experts say that over the years, ISRO has built up a reputation as a cost-effective and reliable partner. Apart from launching its own research-oriented space missions, ISRO has partnered with more than 30 countries to help launch nearly 400 of their satellites.

The war in Ukraine has also triggered more opportunities for India. London-based satellite company OneWeb - which is financially backed by Indian tech giant Bharti Airtel - turned to India after it was forced to suspend use of Russian rockets due to sanctions on Moscow.

In October, ISRO launched 36 satellites for OneWeb on an LVM3 rocket, taking the number of satellites it has in space to 462. OneWeb had planned to send a total of 648 satellites into space and with Russia out of the picture, India is now stepping up to launch the rest as well.

"It's a blessing in disguise for India, in the sense that we had to look at what are the best opportunities for us. I think that vacuum [of Russia] has been addressed amply by the capabilities of ISRO and India," said Rahul Vatts, an India-based director of OneWeb.

"It's a long business - from the time you plan to launch a rocket, design a rocket, design a satellite, and then launch it, then find a market and then have the outcomes in terms of returns. So many businessmen would only come in when the money starts coming in," he says.

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