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IMS-1 Satellite Bus Technology

IMS-1 Satellite Bus Technology:

ISRO has transferred its IMS-1 Satellite Bus Technology to Alpha Design Technologies Pvt Ltd., promoting private industry participation in India’s space sector.

  • NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), ISRO’s commercial arm, facilitated the technology transfer.
  • IMS-1 Satellite Bus is a platform developed by ISRO for cost-effective space access.
  • It serves as a versatile vehicle for payloads, enabling tasks like Earth imaging, space science, and remote sensing.
  • Weighing around 100 kg and carrying up to 30 kg payload, it features solar arrays generating 330 watts of power and provides accurate pointing capabilities.
  • The transfer marks the first instance of ISRO’s satellite bus technologies being shared with private companies.
  • This move aims to boost India’s industrial growth, promote technological self-reliance, and encourage private sector participation in space research and exploration.