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NewSpace India

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The NewSpace India podcast brings you insights by providing glimpses of the past, addresses the present challenges and installs a vision for the future from experts who have been involved in India's space activities. Stay connected to the space community by joining the Telegram group using the link … read more

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Indian Space History Memory Monologues - Dr V K Dadhwal

July 1st, 2022


Dr V K Dadhwal is known for his contribution to the development of remote sensing applications in agriculture, including crop forecasting and …

Indian Space History Memory Monologues - S Chandrashekar

June 17th, 2022


Chandra spent more than 20 years working at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). His work at ISRO covered all parts of the programme - …

Indian Space History Memory Monologues - Dr V S Hegde

June 3rd, 2022


Dr. V.S. Hegde, born in 1952, has a Post Graduate Degree in Applied Geology and Doctorate Degree in Environmental Science. He has been with Indian …

Indian Space History Memory Monologues - Arup Dasgupta

May 20th, 2022


Arup Dasgupta worked in the Indian Space Research Organisation, from November 1970 to March 2005. He began his career in the Satellite Instructional …

Indian Space History Memory Monologues - Sudarshan P

May 6th, 2022


Sudarshan served in the atomic energy program between 1970-76 and then at ISRO between 1976-88. He was the Chairman of the Technology Transfer and … - India's first public private partnership to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in spacetech

April 22nd, 2022

56:02 is India's first public private partnership to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in aviation. aerspace and spacetech CSIR – NAL and …

Accelerating the growth of the geospatial industry to the world’s economy and society

April 8th, 2022


Sanjay Kumar is the founder and CEO of Geospatial Media & Communications. He also lends his time and experience to many organizations helping them to further the cause of increasing the impact of geospatial …

Satcom Industry Association (SIA-India)

March 25th, 2022


SIA-India is a non-profit association created to represent the interests of the communication satellite ecosystem in India. As the apex representative body for the satellite communications ecosystem, SIA-India aims to …

Delivering real-time insights on key economic indicators using satellite imagery for the metals and mining industry

March 11th, 2022


Tathya leverages Machine Learning & Computer Vision technologies for near real-time insights on key Economic Indicators and bring unmatched …

Developing high performance, non-carcinogenic space propulsion from India

February 25th, 2022


The founders had long envisioned a Space Tech Company that would bring innovation into our lives in a way that no other company had done before. This …

Drawing parallels between European and Indian support system for NewSpace startups

February 11th, 2022


Lucie Campagnolo was a project manager at MEDES, the Institute for Space Medicine and Physiology. Prior to this, Lucie was payload ops engineer at …

Launching India's first privately built satellite

January 28th, 2022


Farhan is a co-founder of Exseed Space which created history on December 4, 2018, by launching India’s first privately owned satellite into space. Hitching a ride on the Elon Musk-led SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, the …

Experiences from UNispace Nanosatellite Assembly & Training (UNNATI) by ISRO

January 14th, 2022


From 15 October to 15 December 2019, two of NiAT’s very own staff went to Bangalore, India, to take part in the UNNATI Batch 2 course. They were Siti Nuraazzah PDHA Aziz, Deputy CEO, and Wong Teck Sion, Head of …

The High Frontier: The Untold Story of Gerard K. O’Neill

December 24th, 2021


The High Frontier: The Untold Story of Gerard K. O’Neill is an award winning documentary film about the life and influence of Gerard K. O’Neill told …

Understanding space activities in Africa and potential for collaboration with India

September 10th, 2021


Kwaku has been active in the space industry since 2016, working as a consultant for European space institutions and companies with SpaceTec Partners. …

Starburst starting an India chapter to support space entrepreneurs locally

August 27th, 2021


Abhi Anuket is the founding Managing Partner and CEO of the India arm of Starburst Aerospace (Starburst Aerospace, India). Mr. Anuket is also the founder of Magnivia Ventures, a strategic investment and venture …

Early days of ISRO as told by Project Director for APPLE

August 13th, 2021


Vasagam joined India's space program in 1965 while it was still Indian National Committee for Space Research. While at ISRO, he worked across …

Comparing Japan's approach to space industry to the Indian experience

July 2nd, 2021


Kazuto Suzuki is Vice Dean and Professor of International Politics at Public Policy School of Hokkaido University, Japan.

His full profile is …

Solving problems in India using satellite-based IOT technology

June 18th, 2021


Skylo's value proposition lies in bringing instant, affordable, and a ubiquitous Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity to millions of machines, sensors, and devices, even in remote geographies. The company claims that …

Secure optical communication systems for satellites

June 4th, 2021


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White paper on Indian supplier landscape: “Driving innovation in the Indian space sector using …

Reflections of DOS/ISRO from a Secretary/Chairman's perspective

May 21st, 2021


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Four decades spent on developing applications using space technology for India

May 7th, 2021


Dr. Ranganath Navalgund's scientific contributions are in the broad area of earth observation systems, science and applications. He was Vikram Sarabhai Distinguished Professor at ISRO (2012-17). As Director of the …

An economist's view of the space industry

April 23rd, 2021


Pierre joined EUROSPACE in 1994 as a research Analyst after an 18 months period as a hired contractor for the European Space Agency. In EUROSPACE he …

Evolution of solid propellants for rocketry in India

April 9th, 2021


Prof Rajaram Nagappa has specialised in aerospace propulsion and has worked extensively in the design and development of solid propellant rockets. …

The story behind the development of the first 100 industry partners to work with ISRO

March 26th, 2021


Sudarshan served in the atomic energy program between 1970-76 and then at ISRO between 1976-88. He was the Chairman of the Technology Transfer and …

Why some Indians are starting space startups abroad?

March 12th, 2021


ReOrbit makes space sustainable and affordable using next-generation reusable and modular microsatellite platform (50 - 250 kg). We are a startup …

The similarities of Israel and India in space - Exploring the history and the future

February 26th, 2021


Dr. Deganit Paikowsky is an expert on International Relations with a unique focus, and first-hand experience, in the interface between space and …

Five decades of contribution of Walchandnagar Industries to the Indian space program

January 15th, 2021


Walchandnagar Industries has actively participated in manufacture of booster motor casings and nozzles for the ISRO space programs commencing from SLV-3, ASLV to PSLV  &  GSLV Mk II and Mk III programs. You can …

Expanding astronomy education and research possibilities in India

January 1st, 2021


Dr. Jayant Murthy is a Senior Professor at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA). Prior to joining IIA he received his PhD in Physics from the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA …

Lessons for Indian space ecosystem from an Argentinian entrepreneur

January 1st, 2021


Emiliano Kargieman is bringing outer-space down to Earth. The 2010 launch of his company Satellogic has created a network of mass-produced, …

How to get into the space industry

December 18th, 2020


Aravind has over 7 years of cross-functional, cross-domain work experience in the software and space industry. He is advising startups, investors and private companies in the Earth observation sector and the wider space …

Space security from an Indian perspective

November 20th, 2020


Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan is a Distinguished Fellow and heads the Nuclear and Space Policy Initiative at the Observer Research Foundation.

A space historian's perspective of the early days of the Indian space activities

November 6th, 2020


Asif Siddiqi is Associate Professor of History at Fordham University and specializes in the history of science and technology and modern Russian …

How Bellatrix evolved to address a gap in satellite propulsion technology

October 23rd, 2020


Bellatrix Aerospace is an Indian New Space company specialising in In-space propulsion systems & orbital launch vehicles. Based out of Indian …

The story of Agnikul Cosmos (a small satellite launch startup)

October 9th, 2020


At AgniKul, they design, manufacture, test and launch orbital class rockets for micro and nano satellites. We currently work out of the National …

Outcomes of Mangalyaan and broadening the horizon of space exploration

September 23rd, 2020


Jatan Mehta is a science writer passionate about humanity's future in space. He was the former science officer at TeamIndus Moon Mission. His …

How Australia matured as a NewSpace destination

September 11th, 2020


Prior to founding Saber Astronautics, Dr. Jason Held was a US Army Major for US Space Command and deployed internationally in support of military missions. He was a lead instructor at the Interservice Space Fundamentals …

How legal is it to build satellites/rockets in India?

August 28th, 2020


A dispute resolution counsel, Ashok advises clients in the U.K., Singapore, India and Switzerland on their global contractual requirements. He also …

Integration of space into the Indian armed forces

August 14th, 2020


Lt. Gen. (Retd) Prakash Menon is the Director of the Strategic Studies Programme. He is also Professor Emeritus at Trans Disciplinary University (TDU), Bangalore and Adjunct Professor, National Institute of Advanced …

Understanding China's commercial space sector from an Indian lens

July 31st, 2020


China has had a space program since roughly the same time that NASA was created in 1958. Since the 1970s, China has launched increasingly complicated military, robotic, and human missions into space, making China a …

Space industry in India: Perspective of a foreign investor

July 17th, 2020


Michael co-founded Masten Space Systems, was CTO of Seraph Group (a seed stage VC fund), is the CEO of the Waypaver Foundation, and the President of the Moon Society. His experience building companies and teams from …

Investing at seed stage in NewSpace India startups

July 3rd, 2020


Vishesh has over 10 years of investing experience across enterprise technologies and consumer services. He has been actively involved across the …

India’s forgotten rocket pioneer

June 19th, 2020


Gurbir Singh is a UK based space writer. His professional background is in the IT sector as a Senior Cyber Security Consultant for a large IT …

Building small satellite/cubesat missions in Indian universities

June 5th, 2020


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India's ASAT test and its role in space security

May 22nd, 2020


Daniel Porras is a Space Security Fellow at UNIDIR. He focuses on political and legal issues surrounding space security, in particular the …

Setting up a Space Regulatory Authority of India (SRAI)

May 8th, 2020


The New Space Policy 2020 proposes a clear policy and regulatory structure that paves the way for growth of the nascent private space sector in …

Taking satellite data to the fishing community

April 24th, 2020


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India needs a national space policy before a space law

April 10th, 2020


Ranjana Kaul is a Partner at Dua Associates, Advocates & Solicitors, in New Delhi, India. She holds an LLM from the Institute of Air & Space …

Creating a platform for space themed science fiction movies in India

March 27th, 2020


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Building a business using Earth Observation (EO) satellites in India

March 13th, 2020


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Evolution of commercial satcom in India

February 14th, 2020


Ramesh Nagasamudram and Govindarajan DS are cofounders of Aniara Space, a commercial satcom company based in India and US. They have over 50 years of satellite communications industry experience between them.

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Birthing the roots of astrobiology in India

January 31st, 2020


Dr. Siddharth Pandey is the Head of Amity Space Centre and the Centre of Excellence in Astrobiology at Amity University, India. As a part of this, he …

Challenges of dealing with ISRO as a science communicator

January 17th, 2020


Vasudevan Mukunth is the Science editor at The Wire. He is a science communicator in Bengaluru, India who writes about astronomy, high-energy physics, statistics, scientific publishing and the digital media.

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The journey of satellite remote sensing in India and the challenges it faces today

January 3rd, 2020


Arup Dasgupta worked in the Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation, from November 1970 to March 2005. He began his career in the Satellite Instructional Television Experiment (SITE) and later was …

Foundations of the Chinese space program and its current capabilities

December 20th, 2019


Prof. Chandrashekar is was a Professor in the Corporate Strategy and Policy Area at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB). Prior to his …

Pixxel - Turning an idea into a space start-up from the campus of BITS Pilani

December 6th, 2019


Pixxel is building a constellation of earth-imaging small satellites to provide an entirely new kind of dataset that today’s satellites aren’t capable of. The planned constellation of satellites will provide global …

An institutional investor's thesis for funding NewSpace in India

November 22nd, 2019


Mahesh Murthy is among India’s best-known and most-successful investors. He has twice been named “India’s Best VC of the Year”, an award voted on by …

Space law and its relevance for the rise of India's space entrepreneurs

November 8th, 2019


Deepika Jeyakodi is a Contracts and Bid Manager (Commercial Contracts and Legal) at Airbus Defence and Space in the Netherlands. Previously, she practised law at the Madras High Court, India, for five years. She also …

Commercial space activities need to be inclusive of emerging NewSpace players

October 25th, 2019


Rakesh Sasibhushan joined ISRO during 1984 in the area of Launch Vehicle manufacturing and currently is the Chairman & Managing Director of ANTRIX Corporation, which is the commercial arm of ISRO. Prior to this …

Making model rocketry accessible as a tool in hands-on education

October 11th, 2019


Rocketeers is India’s first solid fuel-powered model rocket kit manufacturer, supplying kits to schools, colleges and rocket enthusiasts across the …

Building a launch vehicle startup out of India

September 27th, 2019


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India's space program needs a public outreach overhaul

September 13th, 2019


Gurbir Singh is a Manchester-based Blogger and Author who has written about Yuri Gagarin's visit to Manchester, the Indian Space Programme and more. He also runs the AstrotalkUK podcast. More information -

Challenges in building a career in Astrophysics in India

August 30th, 2019


Dr. Abhijeet Borkar did undergraduate education from Fergusson College, Pune and masters in physics from the University of Pune and subsequently did …

Susmita Mohanty - India's protégée of Arthur Clarke

August 16th, 2019


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India's approach to human spaceflight with Rakesh Sharma

August 2nd, 2019


In 1970 Sharma joined the Indian Air Force as a pilot. He flew 21 combat missions in a MiG-21 in the Bangladesh war of 1971. In 1982 he was selected as a cosmonaut for a joint Soviet-Indian spaceflight. On April 3, …

A management graduate in India's space agency during the 70s

July 19th, 2019


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Cooperation in Space between India and France

July 5th, 2019


Want to learn more about the India and France cooperation in outer space? Read the chapter by Prof. Jacques Blamont in Space India 2.0 in the link below

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