ISRO plans to source 5 PSLV rockets from domestic firms

Targeting to realise 12 Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles (PSLV) per year from the domestic private sector, Indian space agency ISRO”s commercial arm NewSpace India Ltd has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) for first manufacturing five of these rockets.

According to NewSpace India, the Indian industry consortium will be responsible for end-to-end realisation of the solid and liquid fuel powered stages/engines of the PSLV rockets, used by the ISRO to launch satellites into Low Earth Orbit and having the capability to carry multiple satellites and put them into different orbits.

A pre-EoI conference is scheduled at the Indian Space Research Organisation”s (ISRO) headquarters in Bengaluru on August 26 while the interested parties have to submit their EoI queries on or before August 21.

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