Space India 2021–Low for ISRO, high for startups


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In India’s impressive journey in space technology over the decades, the year 2021 could well go down as a low performance one. It saw the usually busy Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) rather subdued in its missions and launches. The silver lining was the hectic activity in the private sector interest and start up space. With the shadow of COVID-19 extending into 2021 and impacting most sectors of the economy, Space was no exception. With just two launches of which one was a failure, the usually high performing ISRO did not particularly cover itself in glory. If one examines the...