Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022
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The One-Stop Shop

FROM scratch to launch, India has attained self-reliance in space science. More or less. But to emerge as a player in the global launch market—visions of which have been raised by the launch of IRS-ID from PSLV last week —the government will have to

Analysts feel a space policy of the kind Professor Satish Dhawan, the chief architect of the programme, has been advocating since 1988 is imperative if ISRO is to truly make capital of its emerging expertise. It won't happen in a hurry—it took France 20 years to become a one-stop space shop. India has a lot going for it.

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