The Space Committee was formed in 2017 This committee works closely with the Space Division,towards leveraging the advancement of Space Sector for Industrial outreach and greater participation of Industry in Indian Space Program. The first meeting of the Space Committee was held on May 25, 2018 at the headquarters of ANTRIX with a special address by Chairman ISRO, Dr K Sivan and Chairman ANTRIX, Mr S Rakesh.
The Committee works for a focused approach on sub sectors issues through sub groups.
The subgroups operate under the following heads:
FICCI Business Delegation to International Space Conferences and Expositions:
|Singapore Space and Technology Association||Singapore||2017|
|International Astronautical Congress||Australia||2017|
|Singapore Space and Technology Association||Singapore||2018|
|International Space Exploration Forum (ISEF 2)||Japan||2018|
|34th Space Symposium||USA||2018|
|International Astronautical Congress||Germany||2018|
Following MoUs were signed between FICCI, Singapore Space Technology Association (SSTA), and Satellite Research Centre - Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
- Singapore Space Technology Association for mutual cooperation and furtherance of the space industry interests and events in the region.
- NTU - for academic - industry cooperation in the furtherance of space science and research for satellite industry.
The Indian Space Industry started as dedicated vendors to ISRO and its labs with significant intellectual and technical investment by ISRO.
They grew as industrial clusters around Bangalore, Thiruvananthpuram,Pune, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad and manufacture almost all components related to Satellites ( Commmunications, weather, cartosats), rocket hardware and its components as well as electronics. The Space industry in India comprises of both Public and Private Sector. ISRO plays a pivotal role in mentoring industry and is deeply involved in guiding industry regarding R&D, innovation and commercialisation of space technologies.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the country's national space agency under the Department of Space, Govt. of India. The primary objective of ISRO is to develop space technology and enable its application to accelerate national development. Satellites designed, developed, built, launched and maintained by ISRO are playing a vital role in many important sectors like telecommunications, TV broadcasting, meteorological observation, natural resources survey and monitoring, navigation as well as scientific research.
Antrix Corporation Limited (ANTRIX), a Mini Ratna company, is a wholly owned Government of India company under the administrative control of Department of Space (DOS). ANTRIX is the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). ANTRIX promotes and commercially markets the products and services emanating from the Indian Space Programme.