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August 2018

ISRO TO BOOST PVT SECTOR



India's ambitious programme to launch 40 rockets within the next 4 years will provide a major boost to employment, according to ISRO Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan.


40 LAUNCHES PLANNED

30 Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles (PSLVs) and 10 Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicles (GSLV) MK III (ISRO's Fat Boy) rockets are targeted to be in space by 2022.

The first batch of 12 rockets will launch by July 2019.

"ISRO has been launching only 3 to 4 rockets annually. We are looking at sending 12 to 18 rockets each year, with everything done indigenously. So the firms supplying us all our parts need to ramp up their production capacity massively and hire additional manpower to meet our demand... Hiring in large numbers will have to take place, particularly in the manufacturing, fabrication and quality control sectors," said ISRO's Chairman. "Even if we are unable to launch all of them, we will achieve something near this target, which is creditable," he added.



₹ 9250 FOR PVT SECTOR

Sivan told the press that 85% of the ₹ 10,900 crore approved by for this project will be utilised for components supplied by private players to assemble the rockets.

Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd (MIDHANI), Godrej Aerospace, Walchand Industries Limited (WIL), Larsen & Tubro and HAL are among nearly 500 firms that will supply parts for these satellites.


NEW STATS IN 2019

Sivan said the satellites launched by GSLV rockets will renew DTH and broadband transponders that will reach their end-of-life next year. They will also enable in-flight broadband services.

PSLVs launched satellites will ensure more accurate weather forecasting, disaster warnings as well as help farmers with details on soil health and crop production.

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