Posted on 11-12-2020 by Admin
Bangalore-based space-technology start-up "Pixxel" has signed an agreement with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), under which Pixxel was launched by ISRO s workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket in early 2021. Will launch its first remote-sensing satellite. Earlier, the startup planned to launch this satellite in late 2020 and on a Russian Soyuz rocket.
Pixxel aims to have a constellation of 30 Earth observation micro-satellites in sun-synchronous orbit by mid-2023. The data available through these satellites will help in various areas, ranging from agriculture to urban monitoring such as air and water pollution levels, forest biodiversity and health, coastal and marine health, and changes in urban landscape.
The agreement is between the Indian government company NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) and Pixxel under the Department of Space.
The agreement with NSIL is the first private earth-observation mission and the first since the inception of IN-SPACe, the authority and regulatory body under the Department of Space (DoS) to engage private stakeholders in space activities in India.
Space start-up Pixxel has signed an agreement with the state-run NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) in early 2021 to launch the country s first private remote-sensing satellite on an ISRO PSLV rocket. The agreement is one of its kind after the establishment of IN. SPACE, the authority and regulatory body under the Department of Space to enable private players to undertake space activities in India, Pixel, said in a statement.