NewSpace India, Ltd. (NSIL) is the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) of the Government of India. The company was established on March 6th, 2019 under the administrative control of Department of Space (DoS).
The company was incorporated under the Companies Act, 2013 and is a wholly owned Government of India company, under the administrative control of Department of Space (DOS). NSIL is the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) with the primary responsibility of enabling Indian industries to take up high technology space related activities and is also responsible for promotion and commercial exploitation of the products and services emanating from the Indian space program. To satisfy the needs of its customers, NSIL draws upon the proven heritage of the Indian Space Program and ISRO’s vast experience in diverse branches of Space Technology.
NSIL major business areas include the production of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV), the production and marketing of space-based services, including launch services and space-based applications (transponder leasing), remote sensing and mission support services and the responsibility of the construction of communication and Earth Observation satellites.
On June 9th, 2022 the Government of India transferred 10 in-orbit GEO satellites (Insat-4A, GSAT-8, -10, -12, -14, -15, -16, -17, -18 and GSAT-31) from ISRO to NSIL to further commercialize the satellite programs and projects of the Indian Government.
NSIL was established on March 6th, 2019 as the commercial arm of satellite operator ISRO from the government of India. The company was incorporated under the Companies Act, 2013 and is a wholly owned Government of India company, under the administrative control of Department of Space (DOS).
On December 11th, 2019 the company successfully launched the RISAT-2BR1 Earth Observation satellite and nine commercial LEO satellites of Israel (Tyvak-0092 and Tyvak-0129 for Elbit Systems and DUCHIFAT-3 for Space Laboratory of the Herzliya Science Centre (HSC)), Italy, Japan (QPS-SAR-1 for satellite operator iQPS) and USA (4x Lemur satellites for satellite operator Spire Global), from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota in India.
The PSLV-C48 mission was the 50th flight that launched the RISAT-2BR1 SAR satellite into an orbit of 576 km at an inclination of 37 degree to the equator. The satellite will provide services in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Disaster Management.
On November 7th, 2020 NewSpace India launched the EOS-01 Earth Observation satellite along with nine international customer payloads using their PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) launcher. The PSLV-C49 mission orbited the EOS-01 satellite, intended for applications in agriculture, forestry and disaster management support.
The nine customer LEO satellites from Lithuania, Luxembourg (Kleos Space) and USA (Spire Global) were launched under a commercial arrangement with NSIL.
On February 28th, 2021 NewSpace India conducted the PSLV-C51 dedicated launch to orbit the optical Earth Observation satellite Amazonia-1 for the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) in Brazil and 18 co-passengers for international customers from India and USA (12x SpaceBEE’s for Swarm Technologies a subsidiary from SpaceX).
On June 9th, 2022 ISRO transferred 10 in-orbit GEO satellites (Insat-4A, GSAT-8, -10, -12, -14, -15, -16, -17, -18 and GSAT-31) to NSIL to further commercialize the satellite programs and projects of the Indian Government.
On June 22nd 2022, the company successfully launched the GSAT-24 satellite in a dual launch with MEASAT-3D for satellite operator Measat from Malaysia. The launch was conducted by launch operator Arianespace on a Ariane V rocket from the Kourou Space-port in French Guiana.
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