India’s State Research Organisation has reminded citizens that over the past 3 years it has launched a total of 239 satellites into orbit, using its commercial arm, Antrix Corp, and worth almost $100 million to the Indian economy.
The somewhat tainted Antrix Corp has been replaced by NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) under the administrative control of India’s Department of Space (DOS).
India’s prime minister’s office says NSIL was set up to meet the ever-increasing demands of Indian space programme and to commercially exploit the emerging global space market.
“A total of 239 satellites were commercially launched by Antrix Corporation Limited during the last three years. The total revenue from operations during the last three years is Rs 6289.05 crore,” said a statement.