IN-SPACe to focus on development of space ecosystem as India emergence as the world's space hub with global partners

IN-SPACe (Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre) deliberated with global partners in the space sector on the potential of Indian Space Policy to catapult India's capabilities as a friendly space-faring nation. The deliberation was conducted as a panel discussion as part of the ongoing 74th International Astronautical Congress at Baku, Azerbaijan. 

The panel discussion deliberated on the essence of the Indian Space Policy that seeks to institutionalize the private sector participation in the space sector with the Indian Space Research Organization focusing on the research and development of advanced space technologies and IN-SPACe .

The panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Pawan Goenka, Chairman, IN-SPACe and the speakers comprised Valery Aksamentov, Director International Programs. Space and Launch, The Boeing Company from the United States, Victor Joseph, Associate Scientific Secretary & Director, Technology Development & Innovation, ISRO, Enrico Palermo, Head Australian Space Agency, Marshall Smith, Vice President of Exploration and Acting CTO, Voyager Space Holdings, United States. 

Dr. Pawan Goenka, Chairman, IN-SPACe said, “The Indian Space Policy has significantly broadened India’s opportunity for further enhancing its stake in the global space economy. At present, the 60-year-old space sector is becoming a sunrise sector in India with more than 200+ space startups contributing to growth of the commercial space sector in India. IN-SPACe has been striving to create a harmonized collaborative environment that will help position India as a significant player in the global commercial space sector.”

Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) is an autonomous nodal agency under Department of Space, Government of India formed on 24 June 2020 to promote, enable, authorize and supervise nongovernment entities (NGE) to undertake space activities. These activities include manufacturing of launch vehicles and satellites, providing space-based services, establishing a ground station, sharing of space infrastructure & facilities; and establishing new facilities under DOS. 

IN-SPACe is currently functioning with three directorates viz., Promotion Directorate (PD), Technical Directorate (TD) and Program Management and Authorization Directorate (PMAD) and one division i.e. Legal, Finance and Administration Division with its headquarters at Ahmedabad. 

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