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JULY 2022/01
Thought Leaders for the Satellite Communication Industry in India
Congratulations ISRO and NSIL for the very successful PSLV-C53/DS-EO Mission!
SIA-India congratulates ISRO on its Big Launch #PSLVC53 which successfully injected 3 important satellites into orbit. Yet another milestone for ISRO and NSIL.

PSLV-C53 is the second dedicated commercial mission of NewSpace India Limited (NSIL). It is designed to orbit the DS-EO satellites along with two other co-passenger satellites from Singapore. This is the 55th mission of PSLV and the 15th mission using the PSLV-Core Alone variant.

SIA also congratulates its members Ananth Technologies Ltd for their contribution towards the mission's Avionics, Integration of Sub Assemblies, Harnessing and Testing, and Dhruva Space for successfully testing and qualifying its satellite orbital deployer (DSOD 1U) which was aboard ISRO's PSLV C53.
SIA-India delegation visit to the Catapult Network, UK
As a part of SIA-India's ongoing efforts in building bridges with stakeholders in other countries for promoting India's role in the world space economy, Mr. Anil Prakash, Director General along with Rajeev Gambhir, Sr. Director, Technology and Policy visited the United Kingdom in the third week of June as part of a delegation organised by the CSA Catapult of the Catapult Network supported by the Department for International Trade (DIT), the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and UK Research and Innovation.

The Catapult Network comprises world-leading technology and innovation centres established by Innovate UK. This included visits and interactions at the Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult at Cardiff, Satellite Applications catapult at Harwell, Oxfordshire, Digital Catapult in London and the Optical Research Centre at University of Southampton. The CSA team demonstrated the unique innovation ecosystem from academic excellence to innovation and industry linkages.

Secretary of State for Wales, the Rt Hon Simon Hart MP, welcomed Indian delegates to City Hall Cardiff. The theme of the visit was the Future Telecom Programmes between India and UK that aims to create significant opportunities for trade, partnership, and Innovation exchange, building on the India-UK 2030 roadmap and the memorandum of understanding between the Indian Department of Telecoms and the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. The CSA Catapult is working with industry and academic partners to deliver transformational change in future telecom networks, from the rollout of 5G to the longer-term opportunities in optical, quantum and satellite communications.

The delegation with the Secretary of State for Wales, the Rt Hon Simon Hart MP
The Satellite Applications Catapult is at the heart of the satellite services revolution, driving take-up of space technology and applications to shape, and sustain, the world of tomorrow. We're driven by how our actions help the organisations we work with, both large and small, bring new services to market. By connecting industry and academia we get new research off the ground and into the market more quickly. Other than SIA-India, representatives from the Indian Institute of Science at Bangalore, Infosys, Broadband India Forum, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, L&T Tech Services, Saankhya Labs and Tata Consulting Services took part in the delegation. The CSA Catapult seeks to work with these organisations to develop technologies for future telecom networks, starting with the roll out of 5G to longer-term opportunities in optical, quantum and satellite communications.

SIA at Southampton University, UK

Deputy Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councillor Mark Lygo welcomes the delegates
SIA-India@ASI National Conference on DeSSEI:
SIA-India participated in ASI National Conference on DeSSEI at Hilton Bengaluru on 24th June, 2022. The Astronautical Society of India (ASI) held the National Conference on Development of Space Startup Ecosystem in India (DeSSEI) in collaboration with Geospatial World as the knowledge partner.

The conference was attended by Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship; Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Shri Pawan Kumar Goenka, Chairperson, IN-SPACe, Dr. S. Somanath, Chairman, ISRO.

Dr. Subba Rao Pavuluri, President, SIA-India and Chairman & MD, Ananth Technologies Ltd addressed the gathering on the booming New Space sector and on the importance of collaboration between the industry, government, and academia.
Also, speaking at the event Shri AS Kiran Kumar, Former Secretary, DoS, and Chairman, ISRO
During visit to SIA-India info booth the team gave a brief to Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship; Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Shri Pawan Kumar Goenka, Chairperson, IN-SPACe, Dr. S. Somanath, Chairman, ISRO on the India space Congress 2022 which is to be held from 18-20 October 2022 in New Delhi.
SIA-India at China Telecom EXPO:
Ms. Chitrita Chatterjee, Sr. Director, Operations, SIA India was a VIP speaker at the Telecom Expo held during 27th June – 1st July 2022 in China. The virtual Expo was organised by Zhejiang Service Trade Online Fair.

Ms. Chatterjee gave a detailed presentation on the Current Situation and Future Demand of Communication Technology Service Market in India and on the role of #Satellite Solutions for Faster Rollout in India.

SIA-India participation at Pre-bid conference:
As the final preparations for the 5G spectrum auctions begin, the telecom department held the pre-bid conference on June 20, '22 at Dept of telecommunications, New Delhi as the first major event in the process. Mr. Deshraj Bhadana, Dy Director, Business Development & Government Relations, SIA-India attended the event.

The Cabinet has committed to enable the development and setting up of 'Private Captive Networks' as an added incentive to innovation in new-age industry applications such as machine-to-machine communications [M2M], Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) across automotive, healthcare, agriculture, energy, and other sectors.
SIA-India and National Institute of Advanced Studies [NIAS] signed an MOU on the 20th June 2022. Both the parties would collaborate in specific research studies, policy analysis, training and capacity building and related activities.

National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) was conceived and founded in 1988 by the late Mr. J. R. D. Tata and is housed in Bangalore. The Institute serves as a forum to bring together individuals from diverse intellectual backgrounds which include administrators and managers from industry and government, leaders in public affairs, eminent individuals in different walks of life, and the academicians in the natural and life sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

The Institute is unique in its integrated approach to the study of intersections between science and technology, philosophy, social issues and leadership.

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Strategic Electronics Summit (SES) by ELCINA, 7-8 July 2022:
SIA-India is a Supporting Partner at Strategic Electronics Summit (SES) organised by ELCINA on 7-8 July 2022 at Bengaluru.

Mr. Anil Prakash, Director General SIA-India has been invited as an eminent speaker and moderator of a session on "Space Sector - Opportunities for Manufacturing & Commercialisation" scheduled from 11:00 am onwards on 8th July, 2022.

SES is a well-recognised and valuable platform for showcasing equipment and technology for the Army, Air Force, Navy and Space sectors and has consistently attracted a large presence of all stakeholders.

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SIA-India Partners with Lex Witness for the upcoming Space Conference:
Mr. Anil Prakash, DG, SIA-India will speak at the conference 'IP Skies Around Space, Aerospace & Defence Technologies' organised by Lex Witness on 15th July 2022.

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SIA-India to partner with SPACETIDE's 7th Annual Conference 2022, July 19-21 in Tokyo:

Mr. Rajeev Gambhir, Sr Director, Technology & Policy, will join the global leaders of space business to discuss how the space business will change our society, daily lives, and even the future of humanity and the world. This three-day event will be attended by approximately 80 speakers and 700 participants in hybrid format. This is the second time SIA-India will be participating as a speaker at the SPACETIDE event.

SIA-India is supporting the event as Media Partner.

The theme of the 7th annual conference, SPACETIDE 2022, is "New Value Creation".

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"SIA-India appreciates DoT's proposal based on international best practices to exclude the ka-Band (27.5 –28.5 GHz) spectrum for 5G auctions. It is important that the satellite bands are made available through administrative allocation only as per global best practices. WRC-19 conference and ITU Radio Regulations allocations have not included the 27.5-28.5 GHz band as part of the 5G identification."
Anil Prakash (Director General- SIA-India)
The fortnight at a glance:
5G: DoT seeks clarity on millimeter waves
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is likely to seek fresh recommendations from the regulator on the road map for the 27.5-28.5 GHz (28 GHz) — or millimeter wave (mmWave) — band spectrum , which has been kept out of the 5G spectrum auctions...
Secretary of State For Wales Welcomes Opportunities For Wales And The UK Following UK India Telecoms Delegation
At the final event of the Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult's India UK Telecoms delegation, the Secretary of State for Wales, Rt Hon Simon Hart MP welcomed the delegation...
Space Startups sign MoUs with ISRO to use geospatial data
The Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) has facilitated the signing of 10 memorandums of understanding (MoUs) between private Indian companies...
Confident many more Indian companies will reach space, says PM; praises Isro on PSLV-C53 launch
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) for successfully launching three Singaporean satellites into space...
Dhruva Space successfully tests its satellite deployer aboard ISRO's PSLV C53
The successful testing of its satellite deployers clears the path for Dhruva Space for their satellite missions, Thybolt-1 and Thybolt-2, which would be aboard the PSLV C54, ISRO's upcoming commercial mission...
Isro's PSLV-C53 places three Singapore satellites in orbit
The Indian Space Research Organisation on Thursday successfully launched PSLV-C53 which placed three Singapore satellites in orbits. The fourth stage of the rocket then turned into an orbital platform for scientific experiments as it began to circle the ...
2 space start-ups authorised, marks the beginning of private space sector launches in India
Dhruva Space Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad and Digantara research & Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Bengaluru, were authorised by IN-SPACe on June 24 to launch their payloads...
Bengaluru firm delivers Gaganyaan crew module fairing to Isro, to also sign pact for small satellite platform tech
The Indian Space Research Organisation's Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) has received the crew module fairing (CMF), a critical structure that will protect the Gaganyaan...
Parameswaran Iyer: What you need to know about next Niti Aayog CEO
​​"Former Drinking Water and Sanitation Secretary Parameswaran Iyer, who spearheaded the Swachh Bharat Mission, was on Friday appointed as the CEO of Niti Aayog, according to...
India's GSAT-24 satellite launched, entire capacity leased to Tata Play
NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) on Thursday successfully undertook the launch of GSAT-24 in its first "demand-driven" communication satellite mission post space sector reforms, leasing the entire...
ISRO's PSLV-C53 to launch 3 Singapore satellites on June 30
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday said it will be launching - the second dedicated commercial mission of its commercial arm NewSpace India Limited...
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JULY 07 - 08


Strategic Electronics Summit (SES) by ELCINA


JULY 19 - 21


7th annual conference, SPACETIDE 2022

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