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Isro and In-Space have signed an agreement with Vyom Space to build private space capsules

The Indian Space Research Organization (Isro) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Gurugram, a private space company based in Haryana, Vyom Space Exploration and Services Private Limited, for the “Human and Space Transport Program,” the central space agency’s MoU is supported by India’s node space mandate, the National Center for Space Authorization and Promotion of India.

According to Isro, the startup is incubated under the name `JSIIC`. Details about the incubator program, or Isro’s targeted timelines, have yet to be publicly disclosed by the agency.

A space mission “capsule” is the inner module that holds any cargo to be transported into space. During manned missions, the capsule houses the astronauts. The capsules are generally single-use, with the exception of the reusable cargo and passenger module of US-based Elon Musk’s private space company, Crew Dragon.

Manish Kukreti, founder and chief executive officer of Vyom Space, told Mint that the company has so far worked with research and development (R&D) partners in Europe to develop its products.

Isro’s announcement of a memorandum of understanding with Vyom Space is a series of achievements for the private space sector in India. On November 18, Hyderabad-based Skyroot Aerospace became the first private space company to launch a rocket into space. A week later, on November 26, Pixxel and Dhruva Space launched their second series of satellites on Isro’s final commercial mission. Last week, Srinath Ravichandran, chief executive officer of Agnikul Cosmos, told the Mint that the company plans to launch its own rocket – and India’s first private orbital rocket – from Srihariokota, Andhra Pradesh before the end. five.

“India is not a mature market for full space infrastructure, which requires us to attract global partners to develop our products. There will be clear demand. and clearly in the space industry for reusable capsules that can carry cargo and possibly people, and so far only the US and China have been able to develop such a product, ‘ said Kukreti. According to Kukreti, the company will deliver the first prototype of its space capsule to Isro within the next 16 months, after which the capsule will be tested by the space body. “We’re just developing the core technology of the capsule itself, and with Isro’s extensive expertise in other parts of the space mission, we wouldn’t want to go into every aspect of it,” he said.

Vyom’s Kukreti says the company’s own module will be reusable and will therefore be the development of the first prototype module for Isro’s manned mission, Gaganyaan, will use. “If you look at Gaganyaan, the mods are all single use mods, so they don’t have much commercial potential. This is what we seek to provide for Isro missions,” he said.

While Kukreti refused to reveal the startup’s funding details, he did admit that building a space capsule is “a very capital intensive task.” “. He did, however, claim that the startup already has “commitments.” “private investors from all over the world

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