Dhruva Space among first private companies to receive authorisation from IN-SPACe for space activities

HYDERABAD, TS, INDIA (JUNE 26, 2022) Dhruva Space Private Limited is excited to share that it is one of the first Indian private companies to receive authorisation from the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Center (IN-SPACe) for the testing and space-qualification of its Satellite Orbital Deployers for the PSLV C53 mission by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) taking place on June 30.

Dr. P K Jain, IN-SPACe Director - Program Management and Authorisation, with Kranthi Chand, Dhruva Space's Head of Strategy and Keyur Gandhi, Senior Business Associate - Regulatory and Legal Affairs

Dhruva Space has indigenously developed satellite deployment systems that are compatible with the PSLV Launch Vehicle. During the PSLV C53 mission, Dhruva Space will be demonstrating and qualifying the system for deployment of CubeSats.

As a part of its Commercial Launch Services Agreement signed with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), Dhruva Space will be utilising the PSLV Orbital Experimental Module (POEM) which allows in-orbit scientific experiments using the spent PS4 stage as an orbital platform.

Sanjay Nekkanti, CEO, Dhruva Space Private Limited, speaks on the milestone achievement, "Our journey as India's first space-technology startup takes a big leap being the recipient of the first set of authorisation to the private industry through IN-SPACe. We thank IN-SPACe and ISRO and are excited to lead the private industry-led space revolution in India."

About IN-SPACe:

Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Center (IN-SPACe) is an independent nodal agency under the Department of Space, Government of India. Headquartered in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, the entity permits, regulates, promotes, monitors and supervises space activities of Non-Governmental Private Entities (NGEs) in India.

About Dhruva Space Private Limited:

Dhruva Space, founded in 2012, is a full-stack space engineering solutions provider based in Hyderabad, India, and in Graz, Austria. The company is active across space, launch, and ground segments, and supports civilian and defence clients worldwide.

Dhruva Space offers satellite/s coupled with Earth station/s and launch services as an integrated solution or individually as technology solutions to power space-based applications on Earth and beyond.

In October 2020, Dhruva Space was recognised with the National Startup Award by the Government of India for its efforts in Satellite and Space Technology. In March 2022, Dhruva Space was accoladed ‘Best SpaceTech Startup’ by Entrepreneur India’s StartUp 2022 Awards, and in April 2022, the company was featured in Fortune India’s ‘40 Under 40: India’s Brightest Young Minds’ edition.

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