Indian space-tech startup to launch 24 satellites

The first launch is aimed to be launched in November by and the second satellite by July 202. The small satellite by will go in a Russian launch vehicle and will focus on high clarity satellite imagery.

Indian space-tech startup to launch 24 satellites
Indian space-tech startup to launch 24 satellites

Indian space-tech startup to launch 24 satellites

Soon after India announced the privatization of the space industry a Bengaluru-based organization Pixxel is all set to launch 24 satellites. The first launch is aimed to be launched in November by and the second satellite by July 202. The small satellite by will go in a Russian launch vehicle and will focus on high clarity satellite imagery.

It would be helpful for governments and private organisations in collecting AI-powered analytical data related to agriculture, climate, spread of crop pests and diseases, defence monitoring, and mining in order to find illegal operations, monitor oil and gas pipelines, natural disasters, forest fire etc, said Awais Ahmed, founder and CEO of Pixxel.

“We were planning to launch it from Russia on a Soyuz rocket next month, but have pushed the launch to November due to coronavirus. We are planning the second satellite launch by July 2021 and to have a constellation of 24 satellites, to be launched in a gap of 3-6 months”, he said.