India Moves to Privatize Satellite Manufacturing

India has moved to privatize the manufacturing of satellites.

A Request for Proposal has been floated for assembling, integration and testing of satellites after an evaluation of the responses of the expression of interest for the purpose, involving the private sector, Union minister Jitendra Singh informed the Rajya Sabha today.

The reply from the minister of state in the PMO, Atomic Energy and Space came after he was asked whether the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has issued any tender for assembly, integration and testing of 30-35 satellites.

“An Expression of Interest (EOI) was floated for assembling, integration and testing of satellites involving private sector for building satellites of different mass,” he said.

“After technical evaluation of the EOI, a Request for Proposal (RFP) has been floated. Evaluation of RFP responses is under progress,” he added.

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