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.