News update: Small satellites and Internet from space(?) - DRDO chairman

Source: Telangana Today/

G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D, and DRDO chairman said that, satellites are made available smaller in the size, lesser cost and weight because of improvements in technologies like propulsion, electronics, structures and payloads.

As the trend will continue, we shall see even smaller and lighter satellites in future.

He was speaking at an International Conference related to the issue.

“The modest facilities needed to design and build small satellites boosted innovative startups. Small satellites will bring in a new revolution in the world and network of space-borne sensors will lead us towards Internet of Satellites/ Space Wide Web in future,” he said.

note: in last PSLV launch, DRDO was ISRO's customer where satellite was built completely at DRDO labs and ISRO only had to integrate and launch.