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India ramps up rocket launch capability

India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is identifying its programme of tasks to be carried out in 2022 and what steps can be taken to increase the number of satellite launches and its manufacturing. According to Sreedhara Somanath, Chairman of ISRO and Secretary, Department of Space, new rockets coming on stream during this year include three […]

March 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

OneWeb abandons Russian launch

London-based broadband satellite operator OneWeb has abandoned its planned Russian launch of 36 extra craft for its mega-constellation. The decision was taken at a OneWeb board meeting held in London. The launch should have taken place from Baikonur in a Russian-controlled portion of Kazakhstan on March 4th. But Russian space agency Roscosmos had demanded that […]

March 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

Devas faces Canadian appeal against award

The ongoing legal process between Devas Multimedia and India’s State Research Organisation (ISRO) has suffered something of a set-back in a Canadian court. Devas Multimedia has won numerous actions against ISRO and its commercial arm Antrix in its claim for $1.2 billion already awarded by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and confirmed by the […]

February 22, 2022

Devas hits back at Indian government

The long-running suite of legal problems that surround the 2005 failed deal between India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and its Antrix commercial arm show no sign of abating. Devas Multimedia, which signed a capacity deal with ISRO’s Antrix division, and despite having allegations of fraud set against Devas and certain ISRO employees, has now issued […]

February 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

Devas will continue to collect India’s overseas assets

Last week Devas Multimedia was ordered by India’s Supreme Court to be wound up. Devas is, however, determined to use the positive backing of various non-Indian courts and tribunals to be justified in pursuing its $1.2 billion (€1.06bn) compensation claim against Antrix, the former subsidiary of India Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Matthew McGill, a partner […]

January 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

Devas vs Antrix: India acts

The long-running and hugely expensive legal action between Devas Multimedia and the Antrix commercial arm of the Indian State Research Organisation (ISRO) has seen a ruling from India’s Supreme Court. The Court threw out the case brought by Devas. The Court’s ruling said: “We find all the grounds of attack to the concurrent orders of […]

January 19, 2022By Chris Forrester

Devas wins arbitration award against ISRO

Devas Multimedia, in its very long-running dispute with India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and its commercial arm Antrix, has won approval on January 3rd to target assets held in Virginia and to enforce a previous arbitration award. ISRO was described in court as attempting a “brazen” plot hatched at its HQ in New Delhi to […]

January 5, 2022

India to launch 4 foreign satellites

India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has won six contracts to launch four foreign commercial satellites. The orders – which came via ISRO’s commercial arm, New Space India – are worth about €132 million in fees for ISRO according to India’s space minister Jitendra Singh. Singh told parliamentarians that from 1999 to date, a total of […]

December 20, 2021By Chris Forrester

Antrix, Devas litigation rumbles on

The very long-running dispute between India’s ISRO Antrix commercial division and a (then) satellite agreement with Devas Multimedia, commenced in 2005, continues to very slowly process through various courts and administrations. In essence, Devas has been awarded $1.2 billion, plus interest, in compensation by an international tribunal. The latest chapter saw Antrix saying in a […]

December 3, 2021

NSIL/ISRO, OneWeb digital connectivity collaboration

Bharti-backed low Earth orbit satellite communications company OneWeb has announced an arrangement through Letter of Intent with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), to use Indian-built PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) and the heavier GSLV-MkIII (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) as potential platforms to launch OneWeb’s satellites in India […]

October 11, 2021By Colin Mann