Framework MOU Signed with M/s Skyroot for Access to ISRO Facilities

Vikram boosters (Credit: Skyroot Aerospace)

BENGALURU, India (ISRO PR) — Department of Space has today, September 11, 2021, entered into a Framework MoU with M/s Skyroot Aerospace Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad for access to ISRO facilities and expertise towards the development and testing of subsystems/systems of Space Launch Vehicles. The Framework MoU will enable the company for undertaking multiple tests and access facilities at various ISRO centers and also enable to avail technical expertise of ISRO for testing and qualifying their space launch vehicle systems and subsystems.

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ISRO Signed MoU with IIT BHU, Varanasi

BANGALORE, India (ISRO PR) — Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi for setting up the Regional Academic Centre for Space at IIT BHU, in the country.

This is the 5th Regional Academic Centre for Space being set up in the country. This is a regional level initiative to pursue advanced research in the area of space technology, space science and space applications relevant to space programme. This will also encourage student centric research activities in the region.

The MoU was signed by Dr. P V Venkitakrishnan, Director, CBPO, ISRO and Prof. Pramod Kumar Jain, Director, IIT BHU, Varanasi on 23rd December 2020.  Shri R Umamaheswaran, Scientific Secretary, ISRO delivered the inaugural address.

Agnikul Cosmos Becomes the First Company to Sign an Agreement With ISRO Under the Newly Proposed IN-SPACe Entity

CHENNAI, India, December 8, 2020 (Agnikul Cosmos PR) — The Department of Space (DoS) and Agnikul Cosmos Private Limited, an IIT Madras based launch vehicle startup, are pleased to announce that they have signed a non-disclosure agreement under the newly proposed IN-SPACe entity. Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Center (IN-SPACe) is an independent nodal agency under DoS for allowing space activities and usage of DOS owned facilities by private organizations as well as to prioritise the launch manifest.

Under the agreement, Agnikul will be able to work with various Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) centers to get access to technical information and facilities necessary to go forward with their launch vehicle development that will enable rapid space access to anyone launching a small satellite. This is a significant step & the first such step by the Department of Space in mentoring private players to collaborate with ISRO.

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