Enabling Mechanism For NGPEs To Carry Out Space Activities

In order to encourage participation of NGPEs, a suitable mechanism will be worked out for promotion & hand holding, sharing of technology and expertise.

Space activities require extensive infrastructure and facilities for carrying out research and development, integration and testing, space launch, satellite operations and control as well as rolling out space based services. These are capital intensive and takes time to establish.  These facilities are already established and functional in ISRO. A mechanism is to be created for sharing of capital intensive DOS owned facilities and premises by NGPEs.

In order to encourage and promote NGPEs in space activities, the technology, expertise and facilities will be offered free of cost wherever feasible or at reasonable cost. A suitable mechanism will be worked out in this regard.

A National level nodal agency is necessary to promote, hand hold, permit, monitor and supervise space activities by NGPEs and accord necessary permissions as per the regulatory provisions, exemptions and statutory guidelines.   Towards this, an Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Center (IN-SPACe) is being established as an independent nodal agency under Department of Space for allowing space activities and usage of DOS owned facilities by NGPEs as well as to prioritise the launch manifest.