India’s ISRO open for private business
October 13, 2020
By Chris Forrester
Dr. Jitendra Singh, India’s Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s office, says that the private sector will be a co-traveler in India’s Space Sector Jjurney and that private companies will be provided with a level playing field in space-based activities as well as satellite launches.
Speaking on October 11th he said that ISRO (India’s Space Research Organisation) is all geared up to open its facilities for the private sector.
While talking about some of the ground-breaking reforms in the Space department the minister stated that for the first time in independent India’s history, future projects related to outer space travel and planetary exploration will be open for the private sector.
He highlighted the increased role of the private sector in the Department of Space and mentioned that it is also a part of the government’s Atma Nirbhar roadmap which is towards a self-reliant India. It envisages the initiative to boost the participation of the private sector in space activities.