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Exploring Antrix Corporation As ISRO’s Commercial Partner


It’s been more than 25 years to the partnership of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and its commercial arm Antrix Corporation. In September 2017, both notorious agencies celebrated the silver jubilee of their robust relationship and now we are looking forward to a stronger, advanced, and forward-looking development for the Indian space industry through the vigorous collaboration of both agencies.

Antrix Corporation At A Glance

Bengaluru-based Antrix Corporation, over the passing years, has turned itself into an excellent platform for conducting, marketing, and promoting various Commercial Satellite Launch programs of ISRO including PSLV Launch Services and GSLV Launch Services. Joined the space business in 1992; Antrix has been working as the commercial arm of ISRO and is responsible for the advertising, promotion, and commercial marketing of various Satellites Launch Services of ISRO and its space products, offering high-end technical consultancy services as well as transferring space technologies developed by ISRO for facilitating both national and foreign space agencies.

Right from high-end Satellite Launch Services Programs like PSLV and GSLV to small experiment; Antrix has always been there with ISRO. What Antrix mostly aims at is to facilitate constant growth and development to all the space-related, industrial capabilities for the Indian space industry through invariable innovations, futuristic approaches, and pertinent support. This Bengaluru-based, fully-owned Government agency is engaged in conducting various business activities of ISRO. Right from marketing Space products and Commercial Satellite Launch services to transport them to international customers worldwide; Antrix has been offering an end-to-end solution for many of the space facilities and products.

Services Of Antrix

Thanks to its fully-equipped, state-of-the-art facilities which have enabled the agency to be called a complete source of space products, capable of marketing and supplying hardware and software like Satellite Launch Service systems, satellite subsystems, and complex spacecraft for a varied range of space applications covering earth observation, communications, and scientific missions. Antrix is also responsible for offering essential space segment competence to different players of a satellite communication through the Indian National Satellite System (INSAT).

Alongside this; Antrix is also responsible for supplying several other high-end space-related services like Transponder lease service; remote sensing data solutions, Satellite Launch services through the operational launch vehicles like PSLV and GSLV, a range of Mission support assistance; and a host of space mission consultancy and training services. Moreover, it also offers round-the-clock mission support to ISRO’s each and every projects through its Master Control Facility (MCF), and ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC).

Clients Of Antrix Corporation

Since its inception in September 1992, several international prestigious space agencies from North America, Europe, South East Asia and the Middle East like National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), European Space Agency (ESA), and US Space Agency are commercially associated with Antrix. Plus, it also has been serving to several globally-acknowledged space agencies like World Space, Avanti Group, Inmarsat, and World Sat. By marketing and promoting various products and services originated from the Indian space program; Antrix has managed to set a distinguished and lucrative position in the global space market.

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PSLV , GSLV , PSLV Launch Services , GSLV Launch Services

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