Prime Minister of India launched the Indian Space Association (ISpA). ISpA is represented by leading home grown and global corporations with advanced capabilities in space and satellite technologies.
What is Indian Space Association (ISpA)?
Indian Space Association (ISpA) is an industry body that is made up of space and satellite companies from the Indian space domain. ISpA will act as the “collective voice of the Indian Space industry.”
Who are the members of Indian Space Association (ISpA)?
The members of ISpA include government bodies like Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), NewSpace India Ltd (NSIL) and Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe).
Its founding members include Bharti Airtel, Larson & Toubro, Nelco (Tata Group), OneWeb, Mapmyindia, Walchandnagar Industries and Alpha Design Technologies.
Other members include Godrej, Hughes India, Ananth Technology Limited, Azista-BST Aerospace Private Limited, BEL, Centum Electronics, Maxar India.
Significance of Indian Space Association (ISpA)
ISpA will support the government’s vision of Atmanirbhar India while also becoming a leader in space – which is “the next growth frontier for mankind.” It will be an independent, “single-window” agency that will open up the Indian space sector to the private sector as well as start-ups.
The space industry should be accessible to all and benefit everyone, even the common man. The space sector can act as a crucial platform for the progress of the country’s 130 million people.
It promises greater mapping, imaging, and connectivity for the general public or entrepreneurs. It also implies quicker delivery times, improved security and income for fishermen, and better natural disaster forecasting.