Monday 27 March 2023 (NEW DELHI, IN) Hyderabad-based Dhruva Space Private Limited, has been announced as one of the winners of the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Telecom Skill Excellence Awards, instituted by the Ministry of Communications, Government of India.
The Awards Ceremony was held on 27 March 2023 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, during the First International Quantum Conclave. The PDUT Award was felicitated to Dhruva Space by Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, IAS, Honourable Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology in Government of India.
Dhruva Space indigenously develops satellite platforms up to 300 kg with multi-payload configurations, widening the company’s scope to work with any payload. Additionally, the company also manufactures separation systems for satellites, and, to round off its full-stack services, also designs and develops Earth Stations for the tracking and operation of satellites in orbit. In November 2022, Dhruva Space successfully deployed two amateur communication satellites Thybolt-1 and Thybolt-2 onboard ISRO’s PSLV-C54 to demonstrate the company’s Space-as-a-Service offering.
The Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Telecom (PDUT) Skill Excellence Awards have been instituted by the Ministry of Communications, Government of India. The Award scheme aims to encourage, stimulate, and inspire India’s Telecom Skill ecosystem by rewarding the successful telecom-skilled people and institutions annually for their exemplary and outstanding contributions in the areas of Telecom Skilling, Telecom Services, Telecom Manufacturing, Telecom Applications in deploying telecom dependent sectoral solutions for different fields such as agriculture, commerce, health, education, and more. In 2022, the Award is given to five winners, one of which is Dhruva Space, for "work in Satellite communication field," as mentioned in an official release from Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Communications.
Observing the Award win, Sanjay Nekkanti, CEO, Dhruva Space, comments, “This is the first time the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Telecom (PDUT) Skill Excellence Award has been given to a Space-Tech startup, so this is indeed a proud moment for us. At Dhruva Space, we are committed to developing next-gen and reliable Space-Technologies that will benefit life on Earth. Such technologies are integral to the Telecom industry, and we are grateful to the Ministry of Communications and the Government of India for recognizing Dhruva Space’s capabilities of making in India for the world.”
Nekkanti adds, “Following Dhruva Space winning the National Startup Award in 2020 for capabilities in Space and Satellite verticals, winning the PDUT Skill Excellence Award this year is another true testament to the prowess of the private Space sector of India and the potential of satellite technologies in everyday life.”
Dhruva Space, founded in 2012, is a National Award-winning, full-stack space engineering solutions provider based in Hyderabad, India. 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.
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