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The similarities of Israel and India in space - Exploring the history and the future

Deganit talks about how Israel established the space programme and matured to having a strong industry today. We explore how India and Israel share several commonalities when it comes to space capabilities, missions and even challenges for the future.

Godrej's contributions to realising launch vehicle (Vikas) engines in India

Surendra Vaidya (Executive Vice President & Business Head, Godrej Aerospace) talks about how Godrej moved from being a consumer product manufacturer into supporting the ISRO in the space program to eventually realising over 150 engines contributing to over dozens of reliable launches.

Gareeb Scientist - India's biggest space science and technology YouTuber

Gareeb Scientist who produces videos on Indian space science and technology progress and explains them to the general public talks about his journey so far. We address challenges specific to covering ISRO's developments and getting access to material that can further help spread the fabulous efforts of ISRO through content creators.

Five decades of contribution of Walchandnagar Industries to the Indian space program

Chirag talks about Walchandnagar Industries association with ISRO started in 1973 with manufacturing of motor cases for SLV-3 to supporting startups from India to building rockets.

Lessons for Indian space ecosystem from an Argentinian entrepreneur

Emiliano talks about his experiences of building Satellogic, one of the biggest NewSpace Earth Observation (EO) startups in the world which is trying to democratize access to space-based services, by fostering new markets of innovative applications by making data 1,000 times cheaper than traditional EO companies

Expanding astronomy education and research possibilities in India

Jayant talks about how astronomy education and research can be broadened in India based on his 20 years of experience of being at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics.

How to get into the space industry

Aravind talks about how to get into the space industry, what are the kind of jobs available, what are the restrictions and the nature of skillsets needed to enter the industry.

ISRO's Capacity Building Program Office's role in helping Indian space industry

Sudheer, Associate Director of Capacity Building Programme Office (CBPO) responsible for new initiatives in formulating policies, procedures & guidelines in the following areas and carry out objective analysis to ensure the implementation of the same by facilitating ISRO Centres talks about its role in helping Indian industry.

Space security from an Indian perspective

Raji talks about how space security has evolved in India and provides a detailed overview of many of the issues such as weaponisation, militarisation, ASATs, space situational awareness from an Indian perspective.

A space historian's perspective of the early days of the Indian space activities

Space historian Asif Siddiqi talks about the early days of India's space activities, the role of Sarabhai and the shares some intricate insights about the foundations of the Indian space program.

How Bellatrix evolved to address a gap in satellite propulsion technology

Bellatrix CEO Rohan talks about how their ideas for space propulsion kicked off and took shape over time. The episode was recorded with the help of Unbounded (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNy5vmqh_YtMyO5rEdjLeaw) at the Kerala SpacePark Conclave in Feb 2020.

The story of Agnikul Cosmos (a small satellite launch startup)

Srinath Ravichandran, CEO of Agnikul Cosmos talks about how the startup took shape and the progress so far.

Outcomes of Mangalyaan and broadening the horizon of space exploration

Jatan talks about the scope of space science missions in India and how they can be broadened in the future. We discuss deeply about Mangalyaan, its outcomes and potential lessons for the future.

How Australia matured as a NewSpace destination

There are a lot of parallels in terms of how startups in space have been emerging between India and Australia. However, policymakers in Australia have been acting more quickly to support them. In this episode, Jason talks about the early days of NewSpace in Australia and how it has matured in the last few years.

How legal is it to build satellites/rockets in India?

Want to build rockets/satellites in India? Here is a conversation where we discuss most policy/legal issues that surround the ability of entrepreneurs to be able to execute in India. Ashok provides great insights on what are the underlying problems that need to be solved for startups to be successful.

Integration of space into the Indian armed forces

Lt. Gen. (Retd) Prakash Menon provides an overview of the utility of space capabilities by the Indian armed forces. We discuss the historical context and connect it to the present day requirements. The challenges of involving the local industry to support the space-based requirements of the Indian armed forces presented eloquently by Gen. Menon.

Understanding China's commercial space sector from an Indian lens

Irina Liu and Bhavya Lal who are researchers at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) provide insights from their study of China's commercial space sector which used original documents and first-hand Chinese-language interviews with Chinese companies and China’s industry experts.

Space industry in India: Perspective of a foreign investor

Michael Mealling, General Partner at Starbridge VC, a space focussed venture capital fund based in the US, talks about his perspective of the Indian space industry and the emerging NewSpace startups in India.

Investing at seed stage in NewSpace India startups

Speciale Invest is an early stage investor focusing on Tech-driven/Deep-tech ventures. They've invested at seed stage in Agnikul Cosmos, Astrogate Labs and Kawa Space. Vishesh, is the Managing Partner of Speciale Invest. He talks about their fund, their investees in NewSpace India startups. He also gives great tips for some of the entrepreneurs looking for seed stage funding.

India’s forgotten rocket pioneer

A new book provides a detailed account of the life and work of Stephen H Smith. During 1934 and 1944 in Calcutta, he worked alone and unsupported on developing rocket transport. In 1935, he was the first to demonstrate the successful transport by a rocket of livestock, food and medicine. The book charts the story of Stephen H Smith, described by a contemporary as “the greatest one-man campaign for rocketry”. He dedicated his life working alone in northeast India to develop a new revolutionary means of transport using rocket power.

Building small satellite/cubesat missions in Indian universities

What goes into building a cubesat program at a university? What are the difference between university teams trying to build satellites in India against US? How can we improve the overall ecosystems in academia to build more student missions in India? Here are some great insights from Sharan.

India's ASAT test and its role in space security

Will space be a theatre for warfare? What message did India send out by demonstrating the ability to hit a satellite in orbit? How can India showcase leadership in space security and sustainability so that space as a domain can be used for peaceful purposes? Daniel Porras provides great insights based on his extensive experience in political and legal issues surrounding space security.

Setting up a Space Regulatory Authority of India (SRAI)

The Takshashila Institution has proposed a Space Policy proposal looks at decoupling the policy, regulatory, and service delivery roles of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to create a level playing field for new entrants. Utkash talks about SRAI and other major aspects of the Takshashila Policy Proposal.

Taking satellite data to the fishing community

Numer8 - a data analytics company that uses geospatial data to address problems like disaster management, coastal community monitoring, infrastructure monitoring, wildlife, and biodiversity protection. It helps businesses and governments to take a data-centric approach to solve problems. Its latest product, Ofish is helping the fishing communities to tackle changes to the fishing habitat and come home with a better catch. Ofish helps governments track illegal fishing and monitor fishing port operations from a single dynamic dashboard.

India needs a national space policy before a space law

Dr. Ranjana Kaul argues for India having to create a formal space policy before a space law is legislated. She provides insights on how having a space policy before a space law will help the NewSpace community.

Creating a platform for space themed science fiction movies in India

Have you ever wondered why we don't have space-themed science fiction movies in India? Is it that we don't have an author base for it, or is it that we don't have producers intent to invest in them or is the audience itself not interested in it? In this episode of the NewSpace India podcast, we explore one such attempt to creating a platform for space-themed science fiction movies in India

Building a business using Earth Observation (EO) satellites in India

Kawa Space plans to operate most advanced earth observation satellite constellations for their customers in financial services, government, strategic risk management and agriculture. Here is Kris Nair (CEO of Kawa Space) talking about their roadmap ahead.

A Indo-German joint venture to produce small satellites in India

Berlin Space Technologies and Azista Aerospace based in Germany and India respectively have entered into a joint venture to create a satellite production factory in Ahmedabad. Tom and Sunil talk about the thesis behind their partnership and the future they see for the JV.

Evolution of commercial satcom in India

Commercial satcom in India grew from VSAT to broadcasting to now exciting applications such as broadband, backhaul, etc. In this episode, Ramesh and Govind help understand the evolution of the entire commercial satcom sector in India for the past 30 years.

Birthing the roots of astrobiology in India

Siddharth talks about the foundations of astrobiology, the unique facets which India can contribute to the development of the field and the current ongoing efforts to support the development of the field in India.

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