The Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) has released space industry standards based on global benchmarks. It has developed a framework for disseminating Indian standards that are based on internationally accepted best practises.

According to a statement by the nodal agency of the Department of Space, IN-SPACe has released the “Catalogue of Indian Standards for the Space Industry,” which has been complied by IN-SPACe and the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) recently. The release of these standards would help the Indian space sector to compete worldwide and manufacture reliable space products.

The catalogue comprises a brief of 15 standards published by BIS covering a spectrum of domains, such as space system program management strategies, systems engineering principles, product assurance mechanisms, and more across all sectors of space including satellites, launch systems, ground systems, etc for easy reference by all concerned stakeholders.

Furthermore, IN-SPACe along with BIS plans to publish more Indian standards for space industry across all domains such as the management of space programs, security and safety, space transportation, design and test methodology, production, maintenance, operations, etc. in subsequent catalogues.