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About 60 startups registered with ISRO since unlocking of Indian space sector, says Jitendra Singh

Union Minister of State (MoS) For Science and Technology Jitendra Singh on July 11 said that around 60 startups had registered with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) since the ‘unlocking’ of the Indian space sector.

The other startups' proposals vary from nano-satellite, launch vehicles, ground systems, research etc.

This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh while speaking after inaugurating the "ISRO System for Safe and Sustainable Operation" (IS4OM) at ISRO Control Centre, in Bengaluru on Monday.

Earlier on 10 June, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the space policy will be announced soon. Modi was speaking at the inauguration of the new headquarters for the Indian Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (In-Space). The policy is expected to define the role that private firms can play in space missions, provide access to infrastructure and services owned by ISRO, among others.

Jitendra Singh recalled that only last month, PM Modi had, during the inauguration of IN-SPACe headquarters at Ahmedabad, said, "When the strength of government Space institutions and the passion of India's private sector will meet, not even the sky will be the limit".


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