ISRO mulling hiving off satellite production to inudstry |
24 June 2012
As it prepares for Moon and Mars missions, ISRO is planning to hive off production of communication satellites and polar satellite launch vehicles (PSLV) to the industry.
The space agency is keen to focus on unique science projects, develop remote sensing satellites and do more R&D instead of engaging in the repetitive exercise of building communication satellites and launch vehicles.
"We want to explore the possibility of 'producing' PSLV and communication satellites through the industry," K. Radhakrishnan, chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said in an interview.
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Source: Deccan Chronicle