GalaxEye signs MoU with IN-SPACe for co-working and testing facilities

Key Points

  1. Collaboration Between GalaxEye and IN-SPACe: The IIT-M incubated startup, GalaxEye, has partnered with the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) to enhance India’s satellite technology capabilities.
  2. Formalized Agreement: GalaxEye and IN-SPACe solidified their collaboration through a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed on May 01, 2024, facilitating GalaxEye’s access to IN-SPACe’s co-working and testing facilities.
  3. Access to ISRO Facilities: This collaboration enables GalaxEye to utilize the laboratories and testing infrastructure of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), furthering their research and development endeavors.

In a significant stride towards bolstering India’s prowess in space technology, the IIT-M incubated startup GalaxEye has forged a collaboration with the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) aimed at enhancing the country’s satellite capabilities.

The partnership, formalized through a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed on May 01, 2024, grants GalaxEye access to the co-working and testing facilities at IN-SPACe, an autonomous agency under the Department of Space. This collaboration paves the way for GalaxEye to leverage ISRO’s state-of-the-art laboratories and testing infrastructure.

GalaxEye’s ambitious agenda includes the development of multi-sensor earth observation (EO) satellites, with plans underway to launch their inaugural satellite, the Drishti Mission, within the coming year. Notably, the company made waves in 2023 with the successful development of a UAV SAR system tailored for defence markets, conducting over 200 flights with UAV SAR Payload.

Central to GalaxEye’s vision is the introduction of the “Drishti Sensor,” a cutting-edge technology designed to mitigate cloud cover and deliver high-resolution images coupled with real-time data crucial for various applications, including mission planning, border surveillance, and disaster management.

Suyash Singh, Co-founder and CEO of GalaxEye, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “By partnering with IN-SPACe and harnessing their resources, we are on the brink of revolutionizing data collection and analysis from Earth’s orbit. This endeavor positions us to deploy a privately-led constellation of Earth observation satellites, thereby enhancing our capacity to monitor climate dynamics, urban expansion, and natural phenomena with unparalleled precision.”

GalaxEye’s collaboration with IN-SPACe aligns seamlessly with the ‘Make in India for the World’ initiative, underscoring India’s commitment to fostering indigenous innovation and solidifying its stature as a global leader in space technology and its myriad applications for societal welfare.

As GalaxEye ventures into this new chapter of collaboration, the synergistic partnership between academia, industry, and government heralds a promising era of innovation and advancement in India’s space domain, promising far-reaching benefits for both the nation and the world at large.