Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Department of Space
02-March-2016 17:09 IST
GSLV launch services for the foreign customer satellites

Antrix Corporation Limited (Antrix), the commercial arm of ISRO, is holding preliminary discussions with some of the space agencies/companies across the world for providing GSLV launch services for the foreign customer satellites.

The launch pads at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota are used exclusively for launch vehicles developed by ISRO.

However, one of the leading space company from USA is under initial phase of discussion with Antrix, to utilise the GSLV launch services for one of their communication satellite. The other countries that have shown interest in utilising GSLV launch services include space agencies/ companies from Canada, France, Republic of Korea and Turkey.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a reply to an unstarred question in Lok Sabha today.