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Private sector to get access to space facilities: Jitendra Singh

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on June 09, 2020 Published on June 09, 2020

Jitendra Singh, Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office   -  PTI

Private sector will be given a level playing field in building satellites, launches and other space based services as the government decided to open up the space sector, said union minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday.

The private sector firms are also expected to play a big role in future projects for planetary exploration and outer space travel, he said adding that they would be allowed to use Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) facilities and other relevant assets to improve their capacities.

Updating about India's human space mission Gaganyaan, Singh said the programme got interrupted due to Covid-19 even while the selected astronauts undergoing training in Russia and the project would be back on track soon. He said during the Covid-19, ISRO scientists have been engaged in search of best methods to provide essential medical devices, protective kits and other equipment, he said.

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Published on June 09, 2020
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