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Indian private space sector: 2 start-ups authorised to launch payloads

  • IBEF
  • June 28, 2022

The first private space sector launches in India have begun with the approval of two Indian private companies by the Indian Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe).

On June 24, IN-SPACe granted permission for Digantara Research & Technologies Pvt Ltd in Bengaluru and Hyderabad's Dhruva Space Pvt Ltd to launch their payloads.

An IN-SPACe statement on Monday stated that Digantara's ROBust Integrating Proton Fluence Meter (ROBI), a Proton dosimeter payload, and Dhruva Space's Dhruva Space Satellite Orbital Deployer - (DSOD 1U), a technological demonstration payload, were approved.

The PSLV Orbital Experimental Module (POEM) of PSLV-C53, which is slated to launch on June 30, would carry the payloads.

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