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Small satellites to populate skies: Niti Aayog member VK Saraswat

Niti Aayog member VK Saraswat said on Tuesday that the launch of small satellites will be a dominant factor in the global space sector,

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Sep 2020 7:15 AM GMT

Niti Aayog member VK Saraswat said on Tuesday that the launch of small satellites will be a dominant factor in the global space sector, as around 7,000 satellites are expected to be up in the skies by 2027. He said that market researchers predict remarkable growth in the launch of smallsat. Over the last five years, 190 such satellites have been launched globally. In order to bag a share in the small satellites (smallsat) launch market, ISRO is developing a small rocket with a capacity to carry satellites weighing 500-700 kg to low earth orbit (LEO). According to him, low-cost launch of smallsats to LEO will be the focus of global satellite communications. Saraswat was speaking at the International Space Conference and Exhibition 'Ushering the New Era in Indian Space Sector' organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Antrix Corporation Limited, and supported by NewSpace India Limited (NSIL). The Indian government should also consider setting up a national fund to promote entrepreneurship in the space sector, as was done by the US space agency NASA and the European Space Agency, he said. (IANS)

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