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The Future of India’s Commercial Spaceflight Is Closely Tied to the PSLV’s

28 Dec 2017, 03:30 UTC
The Future of India’s Commercial Spaceflight Is Closely Tied to the PSLV’s
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By assessing the challenges facing the industrialisation and marketing of the PSLV, we can get a clearer picture of what India needs to do become a bigger commercial operator than it currently is.
A PSLV rocket at the first launchpad at SHAR, ahead of its C35 mission in September 2016. Credit: ISRO
As we bid farewell to 2017, The Wire looks back at some of the markers of disruption that affected different spheres, from politics and economics to technology and films.

India’s vehicle of choice for getting to space for the last two decades has undoubtedly been the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). Barring a recent, and arguably minor, failure during its C39 mission (the payload fairings did not deploy), the PSLV has an enviable record of flying 39 successful missions in 24 years.
Given a recent and increasing demand for launches to low-Earth orbit (LEO) – from within the country as well as from foreign satellite-makers, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has taken a proactive step to produce the PSLV at an industrial scale.
Additionally, as a buildup to some interesting demands by the small-satellites community, among others, the PSLV team has demonstrated the vehicle’s ability to switch ...

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