NewSpace India Limited (NSIL)
Company typePublic Sector Undertaking
Industry
Founded6 March 2019; 5 years ago (2019-03-06) [1]
HeadquartersHFSC Building, ISRO HQ, New BEL Road, ,
Key people
Radhakrishnan Durairaj (CMD)
A. Arunachalam (Director, Technical & Strategy) [2]
Services
OwnerDepartment of Space (DoS) [3]
Websitensilindia.co.in

NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) is a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) of the Government of India and under Department of Space.[4] NSIL is responsible for producing, assembling and integrating the launch vehicle with the help of industry consortium. It was established on 6 March 2019 under the administrative control of the Department of Space (DoS) and the Company Act 2013. The main objective of NSIL is to scale up private sector participation in Indian space programmes.[5][6][7]

Objectives

NSIL was setup with the following objectives:[8]

Contracts

In 2022, NSIL executed a contract with OneWeb to launch 36 satellites to low Earth orbit for their satellite internet constellation. NSIL again successfully deployed another set of 36 OneWeb satellites on 26 March 2023.[9][10][11]

The Ministry of Defence signed a ₹3,000-crore agreement with NSIL, a subsidiary of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), for the procurement of the advanced communication satellite, GSAT 7B, to meet the requirements of the Indian Army.[4][12]

An agreement was reached between NSIL and Arianespace for a long-term collaboration to enable satellite launch missions. As part of the Memorandum of Understanding, Ariane 6 of Arianespace and the heavy lift launch vehicle LVM3 of ISRO will answer the demand for launching larger communication or earth observation satellites as well as satellites for mega constellations, thereby satisfying the needs of the global launch service market.[13]

References

  1. ^ "New Company for Commercial Exploitation of Research and Development (Under The Company Act 2013)". 27 June 2019. Archived from the original on 21 December 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  2. ^ "NSIL functional directors". Archived from the original on 15 July 2020. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  3. ^ "NSIL About Us". Archived from the original on 21 December 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Army set to get its own satellite worth ₹3,000 crore by 2026". Hindustan Times. 29 March 2023. Archived from the original on 8 June 2023. Retrieved 31 March 2023.
  5. ^ "ISRO's new commercial arm NewSpace India officially inaugurated". smartinvestisor.business-standard.com. The Smart Investor. 27 August 2019. Archived from the original on 27 August 2019. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  6. ^ "NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) - ISRO". www.isro.gov.in. Archived from the original on 19 March 2022. Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  7. ^ Narasimhan, T. E. (5 July 2019). "Budget 2019: FM hikes Dept of Space outlay, pushes for commercialisation". Business Standard India. Archived from the original on 27 August 2019. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  8. ^ "NewSpace India Limited". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. 24 July 2019. Archived from the original on 26 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Successful launch of 36 OneWeb Satellites with ISRO/NSIL marks key milestone to enable global connectivity". OneWeb. 27 March 2023. Archived from the original on 26 March 2023. Retrieved 27 March 2023.
  10. ^ "PM Modi congratulates ISRO for launch of 36 satellites". Hindustan Times. 26 March 2023. Archived from the original on 26 May 2023. Retrieved 31 March 2023.
  11. ^ Kandavel, Sangeetha (26 March 2023). "ISRO puts 36 OneWeb satellites in orbit". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Archived from the original on 7 June 2023. Retrieved 31 March 2023.
  12. ^ "Ministry of Defence signs 3 contracts worth Rs 5,400 crore to boost defence capabilities". India Today. Archived from the original on 10 April 2023. Retrieved 31 March 2023.
  13. ^ "NSIL signs MoU with French company for long-term partnership to support satellite launch missions". The Hindu. 31 January 2024. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 3 February 2024.