ISRO In Process Of Developing Indigenous Capabilities Towards Space Tourism: Jitendra Singh

by Swarajya Staff - Jul 21, 2022 12:58 PM +05:30 IST
ISRO In Process Of Developing Indigenous Capabilities Towards Space Tourism: Jitendra SinghA rocket launch by the Indian Space Research Organisation. (ISRO/Twitter)

Union Minister of State for Space Jitendra Singh has said that the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is in the process of developing indigenous capabilities towards space tourism through the demonstration of human space flight capability to Low Earth Orbit (LEO).

In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today, Singh said the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) also seeks to promote active participation of private sector in carrying out end-to-end space activities, which includes space tourism as well.

With regards to question on space diplomacy, the minister said Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) pursues international cooperation and relations with 61 countries in varied domains of space activities.

It should be noted that the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) has been created as a single window agency, under Department of Space, to promote, handhold and authorize the activities of private sector in space domain, including those by young entrepreneurs and students interested in the field of Space Science.

IN-SPACe will come up with mechanisms to enable sharing of technical facilities and expertise available across ISRO centres with private entities.

In a related question, Singh informed that Department of Space (DOS) is in the process of drafting a comprehensive, integrated Space Policy, which shall provide direction to the activities of private Indian space industry.

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