News update: 'ISRO's stuff:- marketing idea' & 'SSLV'


  • Cabinet on Tuesday approved setting up of a new company under Department of Space to commercially exploit the R&D work of ISRO.
  • This govt. plan includes the small satellite technology transfer to the private industry, manufacture of SSLV in collaboration with the private sector, production of PSLV through industry, production and marketing of space-based products and services and marketing of spin-off technologies and products, both in India and abroad.
  • SSLV:- This mini-PSLV can be assembled in 3-4 days as compared to 40 days for a normal-size rocket. The first test of SSLV, which will be used to launch small satellites weighing less than 500 kg, is due in June-July.