The launch manifesto of IN-SPACE: charting the course of space exploration to come

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Increased space launches and private sector participation in India’s space sector are highlighted in IN-SPACe’s Integrated Launch Manifesto. In keeping with the Indian Space Policy, the goal of this programme is to develop India as a global hub for space activities and to foster self-reliance through collaboration between ISRO, NSIL, and Non-Governmental Entities.

The Integrated Launch Manifesto was released by the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) for space missions that make use of ISRO’s launch infrastructure. The launches that ISRO, New Space India Limited (NSIL), and other Non-Governmental Entities (NGEs) have scheduled for the fiscal years 2023–24 (Q4) and 2024–25 are listed in this manifesto. It is clear that the number of launches and private sector participation in the Indian space industry have increased significantly.

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About 30 launches from SDSC, SHAR are scheduled for 2023–24 (Q4) and 2024–25; half of them are for India’s commercial space industry, and the remaining launches are user-funded research missions or technology test launches. Seven launches, including two PSLVs made possible by an industry consortium, are being carried out by M/s NSIL out of the fourteen commercial missions that have been identified. This is a sign of the nation’s growing space ecosystem since it represents a significant increase in launch activity over prior years.

The scheduled sub-orbital and orbital launches by M/s Agnikul Cosmos and M/s Skyroot Aerospace are the main NGE highlights for this time frame. A handful of the NGEs that were assisted in meeting their needs for satellite launches include M/s Digantara Research & Technology, Dhruvaspace, and M/s Space Kidz.

On June 24, 2020, the Department of Space, Government of India, established IN-SPACe, an independent nodal agency, to encourage, facilitate, approve, and oversee NGE’s space operations. Creating launch vehicles and satellites, offering space-based services, setting up a ground station, exchanging space infrastructure and facilities, and building new facilities under DOS are some of these operations.

With its headquarters located in Ahmedabad, IN-SPACe is currently run by three directorates: the Promotion Directorate (PD), Technical Directorate (TD), Programme Management and Authorization Directorate (PMAD), and Legal, Finance, and Administration Wing.

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