Skyroot, Digantar:幫助印度在太空中實現高目標的私營公司

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Skyroot, Digantar:幫助印度在太空中實現高目標的私營公司

就在這裡!

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 pic.twitter.com/b0nptNlA1N - 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。

其他大約10家私營公司也已經推出或接近推出其產品。一家名為Pixxel的初創公司正在開發一種產品,它將有助於提供有助於採礦和災害管理的圖像。位於班加羅爾的初創公司Digantara正在為世界繪製空間碎片地圖。其他公司如Dhruva、Agnikul和Bellatrix也在努力創造自己的輝煌。

專家們說,多年來,ISRO已經建立了作為一個具有成本效益和可靠的合作夥伴的聲譽。除了發射自己的研究型太空任務外,ISRO還與30多個國家合作,幫助他們發射近400顆衛星。

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。

10月,印度空間研究組織用一枚LVM3火箭為OneWeb發射了36顆衛星,使其在太空中的衛星數量達到462顆。OneWeb曾計劃將總共648顆衛星送入太空,隨着俄羅斯的退出,印度現在也在加緊發射其餘衛星。

"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。

"這是一個漫長的生意--從你計劃發射火箭,設計火箭,設計衛星,然後發射,然後找到市場,然後有回報方面的結果。所以許多商人只有在錢開始進來的時候才會進來,"他說。

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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 pic.twitter.com/b0nptNlA1N — 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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