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IN-SPACe Headquarters Inaugurated in Ahmedabad

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    13th Jun, 2022


Recently, the Prime Minister has inaugurated the headquarters of the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

What is IN-SPACe?

  • It is an autonomous and single window nodal agency in the Department of Space for the promotion, encouragement and regulation of space activities of both government and private entities.
  • The establishment of IN-SPACe was announced in June 2020.
  • It also facilitates the usage of ISRO facilities by private entities.
  • It comprises technical experts for space activities along with safety experts, academic experts and legal and strategic experts from other departments.
  • It also comprises members from PMO and MEA of Government of India.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Space activities including building of launch vehicles and satellites and providing space based services as per the definition of space activities.
  • Sharing of space infrastructure and premises under the control of ISRO with due considerations to on-going activities.
  • Establishment of temporary facilities within premises under ISRO control based on safety norms and feasibility assessment.

Significance of IN-SPACe

  • IN-SPACe will create opportunities for both the government and the private sector.
  • IN-SPACe is a step towards reforming the space sector, freeing it from all restrictions, and supporting the private industry.
  • IN-SPACe needs to work continuously for making the gains of space technology accessible to the people of the country.

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