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This is about creating an ecosystem. An ecosystem which makes aerospace normal like the one in US or EU.
We need to speed up a lot with SSLV otherwise SpaceX has dropped price per kg to much lower now, even ISRO will not be able to match it in future.
Rocket Labs is offering very cheap prices and 2-3 more small scale launcher companies has entered the market already and we here are just sleeping over it. Too much focus on Launching man to space, it better get done quickly other wise the project is consuming too much resources.
By the time we are able to launch Vyomnaughts other companies will have captured the market.
 
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We need to speed up a lot with SSLV otherwise SpaceX has dropped price per kg to much lower now, even ISRO will not be able to match it in future.
Rocket Labs is offering very cheap prices and 2-3 more small scale launcher companies has entered the market already and we here are just sleeping over it. Too much focus on Launching man to space, it better get done quickly other wise the project is consuming too much resources.
By the time we are able to launch Vyomnaughts other companies will have captured the market.
At first place, India's initial companies will always have an insurance and headed start because these foreign players can't compete with them in Indian market.

Second, manned space program and SSLV development aren't coming at cost of each other. ISRO is just a name for a cluster of agencies with different responsibilities, HSFC for HSF and VSSC-LPSC for rocket development, NSIL to bring orders. Corona has temporarily stalled Indian space program itself at whole.
 

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PSLV C51 launch today at 10.54 I think.

https://www.isro.gov.in/launcher/pslv-c51-amazonia-1

PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1

PSLV-C51 is scheduled to launch Amazonia-1 and 18 Co-passenger satellites on February 28, 2021 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR

PSLV-C51, which is the 53rd mission of PSLV, will launch Amazonia-1 of Brazil as primary satellite and 18 Co-passenger satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. The launch is tentatively scheduled at 1024 Hrs IST on February 28, 2021 subject to weather conditions.
PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 is the first dedicated commercial mission of NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), a Government of India company under Department of Space. NSIL is undertaking this mission under a commercial arrangement with Spaceflight Inc. USA.
Amazonia-1Amazonia-1 is the optical earth observation satellite of National Institute for Space Research (INPE). This satellite would further strengthen the existing structure by providing remote sensing data to users for monitoring deforestation in the Amazon region and analysis of diversified agriculture across the Brazilian territory.
The 18 co-passenger satellites include four from IN-SPACe (three UNITYsats from consortium of three Indian academic institutes and One Satish Dhawan Sat from Space Kidz India) and 14 from NSIL.

https://www.isro.gov.in/pslv-c51-amazonia-1/pslv-c51-amazonia-1-brochure
 

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Good that Brazil has found India for both space and pharma industry.
The way Sivan highlighted their engineering was also nice. It was not just self praise. The fact that their minister for science and technology was witnessing and was invited to speak shows that Brazil has put in its capital to strengthening its relationship with India.
 

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Good that Brazil has found India for both space and pharma industry.
The way Sivan highlighted their engineering was also nice. It was not just self praise. The fact that their minister for science and technology was witnessing and was invited to speak shows that Brazil has put in its capital to strengthening its relationship with India.
Brazil's plan for space exploration got destroyed when their rocket exploded on the launch pad and many scientists and engineers died.
 

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PM congratulates NSIL and ISRO on the success of the 1st dedicated commercial launch of PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 Mission


Posted On: 28 FEB 2021 1:24PM by PIB Delhi



The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated NSIL and ISRO on the success of the 1st dedicated commercial launch of PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 Mission.


In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, "Congratulations to NSIL and @ISRO on the success of the 1st dedicated commercial launch of PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 Mission. This ushers in a new era of Space reforms in the country. 18 co-passengers included four small satellites that showcase dynamism and innovation of our youth."


Congratulations to NSIL and @isro on the success of the 1st dedicated commercial launch of PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 Mission. This ushers in a new era of Space reforms in the country. 18 co-passengers included four small satellites that showcase dynamism and innovation of our youth. pic.twitter.com/BbWYGLsyvo
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 28, 2021
The Prime Minister also congratulated the President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro on the successful launch of Brazil's Amazonia-1 satellite by PSLV-C51.


In another tweet, the Prime Minister said, "Congratulations President @jairbolsonaro on the successful launch of Brazil's Amazonia-1 satellite by PSLV-C51. This is a historic moment in our space cooperation and my felicitations to the scientists of Brazil."


Congratulations President @jairbolsonaro on the successful launch of Brazil's Amazonia-1 satellite by PSLV-C51. This is a historic moment in our space cooperation and my felicitations to the scientists of Brazil. @isro
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 28, 2021
Excelência @jairbolsonaro pelo sucesso do lançamento do satélite Amazônia-1 do Brasil por PSLV-C51 de @isro. Este é um momento histórico em nossa cooperação espacial e meus melhores votos para muitos outros empreendimentos como esse no futuro.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 28, 2021
 

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This is about creating an ecosystem. An ecosystem which makes aerospace normal like the one in US or EU.
When technology is in the hand of few, they have monopoly which gives them the right to sale it at a price they found good. When it becomes common, you need to have a cost advantage as there are many player and no one enjoys monopoly. Space sector has entered into a stage of competition. Whosoever has a cost advantage and reliability will win. I foresee Rusia and China out of competition. India will compete with US and EU for their share. US will continue to enjoy an advantage where they still enjoy monopoly such as heavy lift missions etc. ISRO needs more funding to make itself more competitive and venture into new areas.
 
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I fore see the start ups like Agni kool and Skyroot emerging as a big player in small satellite launch vehicle market. Small rockets with Semi cryogenic and Cryogenic engines will be very cost effective in putting small satellite in LEO, and Polar orbits. They have achieved something in their small span is commendable. Now they can make a semi cryogenic engine in single peace with 3D printing in just 4 days. I am too much excited to know all these.
 
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