ISRO OPENS UP SATELLITE MAKING TO INDUSTRIES

  • Domestic Entities can now give as many as 18 spacecrafts an year to ISRO starting from 2018
  • Many companies have been invited to apply for this opportunity.
  • ISRO aims to select around 6 companies for this based on technical viabilities.
  • Selected companies’ teams would be trained, supervised & duly hand-holded in making different ranges of satellites.
  • In Long term this would indirectly boost self reliance of Indian satellite industries
  • This outsourcing has mainly been done by ISRO for focussing on the research & development work.