As he opens the DefExpo 22 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also officially launch the Defence Space Mission, the nation’s newest offensive and defensive system.
As India commemorates Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav to recognise its 75th year of independence, 75 challenges have been compiled to improve the nation’s space-related defence readiness in accordance with the 1967 Outer Space Treaty. These tasks provide a holistic perspective of the stages of space mission. Once PM Modi clicks the button in Gandhinagar, the difficulties will come to life on the Defence Ministry website.
The government has divided the issues into five technical categories: ground systems, satellite systems, communication and payload systems, and launch systems.
75 tasks have been gathered to enhance the country’s space-related defence capability in compliance with the 1967 Outer Space Treaty as India observes Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav to recognise its 75th year of freedom. The stages of a space mission are seen holistically via the lens of these tasks. The challenges will be seen on the Defence Ministry website once PM Modi presses the button in Gandhinagar.
The five technological categories used by the government to classify the problems are ground systems, satellite systems, communication and payload systems, and launch systems.
Remote sensing, space-based internet, and other space-based technologies like NavIC are crucial to India’s development. With several military and civilian uses, space-based technology will benefit from the Space Defence Mission.
The suggested 75 problems have been divided into several initiatives of the Department of Defence Production, with some 35 open to more than 50 identified start-ups, 20 under Make 1 with partial government backing, and the remaining 20 under substantial government sponsorship.
It is understood that each challenge’s ownership, Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ), and expected development budget were determined from the end users, such as the Indian Army, Indian Air Force, and Indian Navy, and the list of challenges to be launched was finalised based on inputs.
There have been numerous discussions between all parties involved and the secretary of defence and the additional secretary for defence production. Rajnath Singh, the minister of defence, has also assessed how the mission is going.