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SOURCE: GalaxEye

GalaxEye, a space-tech startup and the first Indian company having a focus on earth observation satellites,  has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe), an autonomous agency under the Department of Space of the Government of India.

This collaboration is formalized through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in Ahmedabad.

The MoU was signed on May 1st, 2024 in Ahmedabad at IN-SPACe facility, in the presence of Dr. Pawan Goenka (Chairman), Dr. PK Jain(Director), Dr. Rajeev Jyoti (Director), and Pranav Singh (Deputy Director) from IN-SPACe, Kishan Thakkar, VP Engineering, GalaxEye and Dr. Deb Jyoti Pal (Senior Vice President) and Raageshver Sood (Lead Spacecraft Systems Engineer) from GalaxEye.

GalaxEye became the first beneficiary of IN-SPACe’s top-notch coworking as well as testing space based in Ahmedabad through the partnership. The partnership further facilitates the utilization of ISRO’s top-of-the-range laboratories and testing facilities.

In 2023, GalaxEye built India’s first indigenous drone equipped with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and is now working on building India’s first private constellation of Earth Observation satellites. The company is looking at launching its first satellite to be called Drishti Mission within a year from now, which will be India’s first and the world’s highest-resolution multi-sensor imaging satellite. Further, GalaxEye brings to the table its innovative approach with multi-sensor earth observation satellites, equipped with the proprietary “Drishti Sensor”. This modern sensor technology helps with cloud cover which usually inhibits earlier methods of studying planet features. It provides such organizations an opportunity for discovering something new by giving them images of high quality regardless of any changes in weather and ensures they are always usable.

Speaking at the landmark occasion, said Suyash Singh, Co-founder and CEO of GalaxEye,

 “This partnership marks a transformative chapter not only for GalaxEye but for the entire field of space exploration. By collaborating with IN-SPACe and leveraging their state-of-the-art facilities, we are poised to revolutionize the way we gather and analyze data from Earth’s orbit. This initiative will allow us to deploy India’s first privately-led cluster of Earth observation satellites, enhancing our capability to monitor climate patterns, urban development, and natural phenomena with unprecedented precision. Our efforts today are about paving the way for a future where space technology is integral to solving some of our planet’s most pressing challenges,”

This partnership is set to revolutionize decision-making for businesses and governments globally by improving the reliability and quality of satellite imagery, even under adverse weather conditions. It also supports the ‘Make in India for the World’ initiative, strengthening India’s role as a global leader in space technology and its applications for societal benefit.

With GalaxEye’s innovative spirit and IN-SPACe’s resources, this partnership is poised to enhance the global technology landscape, ensuring the widespread benefits of space technology.