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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.

Challenges of dealing with ISRO as a science communicator

Covering the Indian space programme as a science communicator or as a journalist often means to deal with limited information being available to tell a story to the public. In this episode, Vasudevan Mukunth talks about the challenges of dealing with science communication while dealing with information put out by ISRO on its activities and how it affects the quality of journalism while covering space as a sector in India.

The journey of satellite remote sensing in India and the challenges it faces today

India is one of the pioneers of satellite remote sensing with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) developing some of the best remote sensing satellites in the world. In this episode of the NewSpace India podcast, Arup Dasgupta speaks about his experiences in executing some of ISRO's remote sensing missions and provides a perspective on the current challenges that holds back the full utilisation of remote sensing applications in India.

Foundations of the Chinese space program and its current capabilities

There is very little understanding of the Chinese space capabilities in India. Prof. Chandra who has been one of the experts on space-related activities has studied Chinese space activities and its spread in recent years. He an excellent insight into the origins of the Chinese space program (in contrast with the Indian one) and its current capacity and the capabilities. This episode sets a foundation for understanding the emergence of NewSpace in China.

Pixxel - Turning an idea into a space start-up from the campus of BITS Pilani

Pixxel, a space startup by two 20-year-old entrepreneurs from BITS Pilani is building a constellation of nanosatellites that can provide an entirely new kind of dataset that can help detect, monitor and predict global phenomena in near real-time. Kshitij Khandelwal, a co-founder at Pixxel talks about their journey so far and plans ahead.

An institutional investor's thesis for funding NewSpace in India

In this episode, Mahesh Murthy who runs Exseed Fund, an institutional capital source that plans to invest in NewSpace companies in India talks about Exseed Space now known as Satellize and his thesis of why it is a great time for investing in NewSpace companies in India.

Space law and its relevance for the rise of India's space entrepreneurs

What is space law? Is it important to have one to help entrepreneurs, investors and users of space-based services in India? How effective is India's draft space activities bill put out by the Department of Space (DOS)? How do other countries handle regulating their space industry and what are the lessons for us? These are some interesting questions that Deepika provides an insight into the need for effective space policy in India.

Commercial space activities need to be inclusive of emerging NewSpace players

In this episode, we talk about Antrix, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the need for evolving a landscape for inclusive growth for commercialising space activities in India.

Making model rocketry accessible as a tool in hands-on education

In this episode of the NewSpace India podcast, Divyanshu speaks about his journey from the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology to ISRO and from there to kicking off Rocketeers. He talks about the challenges they faced in the early days and how they've overcome many of them to be the largest producer of model rockets in India.

Building a launch vehicle startup out of India

Skyroot Aerospace, a Hyderabad-based startup backed by CureFit founders Mukesh Bansal and Ankit Nagori, is developing a rocket which can be assembled and launched in a day that will be used to hurl small satellites into space, eyeing a slice of the global market for tiny satellite launches that is expected to grow over the next decade. Skyroot, founded by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists Pawan Kumar Chandana, Naga Bharath Daka and Vasudevan Gnanagandhi, expects to demonstrate its first rocket by 2021, which it says could potentially reduce launch costs by a third.

India's space program needs a public outreach overhaul

Gurbir talks about his journey as a blogger and an author covering India's space activities. We discuss his perspectives of gaining access to information and people to write about India's space program as well as his discovery of learning about a rocket pioneer based in Calcutta in the 1930s.

Challenges in building a career in Astrophysics in India

In this episode, Abhijeet speaks about his experiences of growing up as a science fiction enthusiast to eventually starting a career in astrophysics. We talk about the challenges in understanding the avenues as well as the different career trajectories available to build a career in astrophysics.

Susmita Mohanty - India's protégée of Arthur Clarke

Dr. Susmita Mohanty is a spaceship designer and serial aerospace entrepreneur. She is the CEO of EARTH2ORBIT, also co-founded MOONFRONT, San Francisco [2001-2007] and LIQUIFER, Vienna [2004-ongoing]. In this episode, she talks about growing up as a kid on the ISRO SAC campus and her journey of turning into an entrepreneur.

India's approach to human spaceflight with Rakesh Sharma

Wg Cdr Rakesh Sharma is a former Indian Air Force pilot who flew aboard Soyuz T-11, launched on 2 April 1984, as part of the Interkosmos programme. Sharma is the first Indian citizen to travel in space. In this episode, he talks about his experiences and discusses various aspects relevant to the upcoming human spaceflight program by India.

A management graduate in India's space agency during the 70s

Starting from 1974, Chandrashekar spent more than 20 years working at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and covered all parts of the programme - satellite, rockets as well as the applications of space technology especially remote sensing. He was also involved with activities related to international co-operation and has represented and led Indian delegations to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. In this episode, he shares insights from his time at ISRO.

Cooperation in Space between India and France

In this episode of the NewSpace India podcast, Mathieu Weiss, the Counsellor Space for the French Space Agency (CNES) talks about historical cooperation between the two countries and provides interesting new details on the planned future activities.

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