A Space start up namely Digantara Research and Technology (DRT) which has developed India’s first in-orbit space debris monitoring and tracking system that works on LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology has been selected by SID (Society for Innovation and Development) incubation program at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore. In this regard, the startup has received a grant of Rs 25 lakhs which will be used to develop space debris monitoring systems and the company’s expansion.
- The In-orbit Space Debris Monitoring and tracking system provides global real-time earth coverage by deploying a constellation of cost-efficient nanosatellites in LEO (Low Earth Orbit) and a space-based air surveillance payload for accurate tracking of both aircraft and space objects.
- Digantara will also help international space agencies to track and map the space debris and minimize the major threat to the future of space exploration.
About Digantara Research and Technology (DRT):
The startup is planning to establish a small satellite assembly line and production unit to develop small satellites to build a satellite constellation which in turn will help India to achieve indigenous space surveillance system as a part of self-reliant India (Atma Nirbhar Bharat).
- It is founded by Anirudh Sharma and Rahul Rawat.
- Headquarter– Kotdwara, Uttarakhand