ISRO tells industry to enhance capacity to meet demand

Bengaluru, June 23: The Indian aerospace industry should enhance its capacity to meet the growing demand for space-based services, India’s space agency ISRO said on Thursday. “It is imperative for the aerospace industry to enhance its capacity to meet the rapidly increasing tiol demand for space-based services,” Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar said at a conference on ‘Ebling spacecraft systems realisation through industries’ here. The day-long conference was organised at the space agency’s satellite centre a day after India launched on Thursday a record 20 satellites, including 17 of foreign customers from Sriharikota rocketport in Andhra Pradesh. Lauding the industry for participating in realising various subsystems, Kiran Kumar said end-to-end realisation of spacecraft had not yet been realised. (ians)