The 7th biennial international Exhibition and Conference “Bengaluru Space Expo (BSX-2022)” was held from September 05-07, 2022 at the Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru, Karnataka.
- The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized it in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe), and the Space Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) NewSpace India Limited (NSIL).
The International Conference on Space 2022 was held alongside the exclusive exhibition.
International Conference On Space 2022
Theme: ‘Nurturing the NewSpace in India’
Aim: To provide an ideal platform to Indian and International space agencies and companies, to showcase their strength & capabilities in the space arena; network and explore the opportunities of partnerships.
- The conference was held with Australia serving as a Country Partner, the United Kingdom (UK) serving as a Focus Country, and the Netherlands serving as a Guest Country.
Somanath, Chairman, ISRO & Secretary, Department of Space; Dr. Pawan Goenka, Chairman, IN-SPACe and Dr. D Radhakrishnan, CMD, NSIL.
Bengaluru Space Expo (BSX)
The CII has been organizing the Bengaluru Space Expo (BSX) in collaboration with ISRO since 2008.
Objectives: To enhance private sector participation in the space sector; to promote India’s space sector through the Startup Ecosystem, and to foster a scientific mindset among the younger generation.
Six MoUs Signed Between India, Australia at Bengaluru Space Expo 2022
During the Bengaluru Space Expo 2022 (BSX-2022), Australia, one of the major partners in India’s space programme, inked six separate Australia-India space industry Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their partnership in space technology.
- The Australian Space Agency (ASA) and ISRO have committed to strengthen their partnership by widening the markets for space technologies in Australia and India in order to create new space opportunities.
The six MoUs have been signed by the following companies:
i.MoU between: Australia’s Space Machines Company & Ananth Technologies, Bengaluru-based aerospace and defence manufacturer.
Purpose: Product Integration, Testing, Technology Development and Joint-Space Missions.
ii.MoU between: Australian HEX20 & Skyroot Aerospace, Hyderabad, Telangana
Purpose: To provide launch services, spacecraft avionics and components for Australian space initiatives.
iii.MoU between: QL Space, Perth (Australia) & Skyroot Aerospace, Hyderabad, Telangana.
Purpose: To further develop launch facilities in Australia and support joint mineral exploration missions in space.
iv.MoU between: QL Space, Perth (Australia) & GalaxEye, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Purpose: To develop a hybrid optic and radar payload to reduce the adverse environmental impact of critical mineral exploration in Australia and beyond.
v.MoU between: QL Space, Perth (Australia) & SatSure, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Purpose: To build satellite and AI-based solutions to support agriculture, mining and defence industries.
vi.MoU between: Australia’s SABRN Health, Altdata & India’s DCube
Purpose: Development and integration of hardware, sensor technology and software to provide health support to astronauts.
India to Design, Build Reusable Rocket for Global Market
ISRO intends to design and build a new reusable rocket for the global market in collaboration with industry, startups, and its commercial subsidiary, NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), to considerably reduce the cost of launching satellites.
i.The development of reusable rocket/launch vehicles has become essential in order to reduce the cost of launching satellites.
ii.Currently, it costs between USD 10,000 – USD 15,000 to launch a kilogram (kg) of payload into orbit; it is intended to reduce this cost to USD 5,000 or USD 1,000 per kg.
iii.ISRO has been working on several technologies, including the Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (IAD), to make it feasible.
Recent related News:
On June 30, 2022, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), India’s national space agency, successfully launched Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)-C53 (PSLV-C53), carrying 3 Singaporean satellites: DS-EO, NeuSAR, and SCOOB-1, into an intended orbit at an altitude of 570 kilometres (km) measured from the equator, with a low inclination of 10 degrees.
About Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO):
Chairman – S. Somanath
Establishment – 1969
Headquarters – Bengaluru, Karnataka