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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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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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