India: The Space Industry’s ‘Sleeping Giant’, According to Expert Behind Artemis Accords
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently embarked on a high-profile visit to the United States, engaging in meetings with prominent government officials and corporate leaders. Alongside the numerous collaborations and agreements unveiled during Modi’s visit, India made significant strides by becoming the 27th nation to endorse the Artemis Accords. These accords represent a comprehensive framework for fostering sustainable global cooperation in the realm of space exploration.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and NASA will collaborate to send Indian astronauts to the International Space Station next year. As per sources, Mike Gold, who helped lead the creation of the Artemis Accords three years ago, now Redwire’s chief growth officer described India as “a sleeping giant in the space world that is awakening” – albeit “one that’s been snoring loudly.” Already, the country has “done so much with so little,” he noted. While India’s space budget remains modest compared to NASA and the Space Force, the country’s bureaucratic reforms and focus on the commercial market, coupled with collaboration with the US, are expected to drive transformative growth in the sector. The partnership between India and the US will benefit both nations and the commercial space industry as a whole.
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