New Delhi: Prime Minister Modi on Monday will be launching the Indian Space Association (ISpA). According to PM Modi’s tweet, the inauguration ceremony will be held virtually at 11 AM.
On this occasion, he will also be interconnecting with representatives from the space industry.
“At 11 AM tomorrow, 11th October, I will join the programme to launch the Indian Space Association. I am glad to be getting the opportunity to interact with leading stakeholders of the sector. Those interested in the world of space and innovation must-watch tomorrow’s programme,” PM Modi tweeted.
In a press release, PMO stated that ISpA is a premier industry associated with space and satellite firms, which aspire to be a segment of the Indian space industry.
“It will undertake policy advocacy and engage with all stakeholders in the Indian space domain, including the government and its agencies,” it added.
The founding members of ISpA involve Larson & Tourbo, Tata Group’s Nelco, Bharti Airtel, OneWeb, Ananth Technology Limited, MapmyIndia and Walchandnagar Industries. Other core members include Hughes India, Godrej, BEL, Azista-BST Aerospace Pvt. Ltd., Maxar India and Centum Electronics.
India has gain ground exceptionally in the field of space research in the past few years. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has also shouldered numerous launches, although the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted a few space missions’ schedules.