The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is outlining the strategy for 2022. Reportedly, steps are being taken to increase the number of satellite launches and its manufacturing.

In addition, the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (INSPACe), Ahmedabad, has started hiring people for the top posts from ISRO.

As per sources, ISRO will look at increasing the space missions with its rockets – Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) and Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV). The maximum of these launches get bunched in the second half of the year and ISRO is looking at expanding it.

The Indian space agency has to launch OCEANSAT-3, INS-2B, ANAND- by PSLV-C53 and Micro SAT by the newly developed small rocket Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) in May 2022. Further, the launch of four ton communication satellite GSAT-24 is also scheduled during the first quarter of this year using Ariane 5 rocket owned by Arianespace. Also, the space agency is also looking at the government policy to increase the manufacturing of satellites.

According to S.Somanath, chairman, ISRO and secretary, Department of Space, the industry feedback on the various draft policies issued for the private and public sector players has been received and the final policies will be announced. Meanwhile, the Space Activities Bill is being drafted incorporating INSPACe as the earlier Bill was drafted before the announcement of space sector reforms and the regulator for the private players.