Commercial Application of Space Technology



Commercial Application of Space Technology


The achievements of Antrix Corporation Limited in commercial exploitation of space technology during the 11th plan and the on-going 12th plan periods include:


 i. Launch services for 34 Satellites from 15 Countries on-board ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. 
 ii.Built and delivered two Communications Satellites for international customers, viz., “W2M” Satellite for M/s. EUTELSAT, Paris; and, “Hylas” Satellite for M/s. Avanti Plc, UK. 
 iii.Built, launched and operationalised a communication satellite (GSAT-7) for strategic users in the country.
 iv.Leasing of communication transponders of Indian INSAT/ GSAT satellites as well as of foreign satellites for Direct-To-Home television broadcasting, Data Networking, Financial Services, Telephony, etc., to Government, strategic and private users. 
v.Marketing of data from Indian Remote Sensing satellites (RISAT-1, Resourcesat-2, Oceansat-2, Cartosat-2 and     Cartosat-1) to international customers through establishment of ground stations and data processing facilities, as well as data reseller network. 
 vi.Mission Support Services to Intelsat (USA), CNES, (France) and DLR (Germany) using ISRO’s Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network. 
vii. Supply of Ground Equipments for tele-education, tele-medicine; Automatic Weather Stations, reception of high-resolution remote sensing data by strategic sector and reception of satellite data for meteorological applications. 
viii. In terms of revenue, the total revenue during 11th plan was      ` 3492.53 Crores and during the first two years of 12th plan (2012-14) was ` 1394.13 crores.

The Foreign Exchange earned from Commercial Exploitation of Space Technology during the said period, year-wise, is as under:

Sl.No.
Year
Rs.(in lakh)
Equivalent of USD (in lakh)
Equivalent of EURO (in lakh)
1
2007-2008
12679.57
205.60
8.94
2
2008-2009
14031.38
244.28
24.12
3
2009-2010
13228.97
121.59
59.11
4
2010-2011
8077.64
179.98
40.86
5
2011-2012
3135.54
21.99
6.29

11th Five Year Plan Total
51153.1
773.44
139.32
1
2012-2013
11157.01
39.90
130.97
2
2013-2014
17470.66
55.78
175.98

12th Five Year Plan Total
28627.67
95.68
306.95

Grand Total
79780.77
869.12
446.27
  

The commercial projects launched by Antrix Corporation Limited (during 11th plan and ongoing 12th plan) in collaboration with global space companies include building and delivery of two Communication Satellites namely (i) “W2M” Satellite for M/s. EUTELSAT, Paris and (ii) “Hylas” Satellite for M/s. Avanti Plc, UK in commercial partnership with M/s. EADS Astrium (presently, Airbus Defence and Space), a leading global aerospace company.
This information was given by the Minister Of State In The Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions and in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.
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