Hyderabad: Satellite technology company, Dhruva Space, is enhancing its manufacturing capacities and capabilities to cater to the growing demand for small satellites across the world.
Speaking to Telangana Today, Sanjay Nekkanti, founder and CEO, Dhruva Space, said, “We are into custom-built satellites and deal with a variety of launch vehicles. In addition to ISRO, we are working with organizations worldwide. We are working with Israel-based SpacePharma, which is utilizing microgravity in space to carry out pharmaceuticals research.”
“We are working with a US tech company to look at the possibilities of launching satellites from international space stations and take payloads to space stations and bring them back to earth. We have also partnered with a Russian space company. We are being incubated in Austria that will give us access to the European market,” he added.
The Hyderabad-based space-tech company is keen to use India as a launch pad and build space-tech solutions for countries around the world, including North America, which has emerged as the largest market for small satellites.
Nekkanti said the idea is to utilize Europe for research & development, the US for business development, and India for manufacturing satellites.