Antrix, the commercial wing of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has helped it achieve several milestones due to its dedicated and sustained efforts.
It was in the year 1992 when Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) set up its commercial wing in form of Antrix which means space. Since its inception during the last 25 years of its existence the commercial wing of ISRO has helped it achieve many milestones. The achievements are not confined to but revolve round satellites launch services in the commercial world.
Rewards for Relentless Efforts by Antrix
The achievements were rewards for the relentless efforts of Antrix in the field of commercial satellites launch. One of the reasons for its success is that the commercial wing of ISRO is well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure. At the same time, its capabilities of providing end-to-end solutions in respect of most of the space products and services like the GSLV and PSLV launch services have helped earn the organization an enviable reputation as global leaders in respect of commercial space project implementers. It cannot be overlooked that this is the result of use of the 3D principles of dedication, determination, and discipline in the accomplishment of tasks for clients that has earned Antrix the enviable position where it stands today.
Multiple Service Provider
In essence; Antrix is multiple service provider in the field. It not only provides PSLV and GSLV launch services but also every other elements relating to space products. The offerings include space services, remote sensing data services, mission support services, transponder lease services, consultancy and training related services, as well as the PSLV and GSLV launching services among others. In fact; the commercial wing of ISRO has presented it as a one-point-solution for all space related issues globally.
Immense Growth of Antrix
During the two and half decades of its glorious existence, Antrix has achieved immense growth. The turnover that was around 50 lakhs or Rupees back in 1992 has exceeded Rs.2000 crores in 2017 already. One of the reasons for such stupendous success in the realm of commercial satellites launch and related services is the constant association with and the comprehensive infrastructure provided by ISRO. However it does not undermine the success of Antrix that has emerged as the premier service provider of the world in respect of satellites launch services. It is also extremely popular in the client circles because of the vast array of applications it provides for the clients and the affordability of the prices at which the organization offers the services and products.
Vision for the Future
Antrix also has a vision for the future. It does not want to confine its products and services to limited ambits of PSLV and GSLV but wants to emerge as the provider of full space product and service packages for the clients. That is why the administrators are venturing into exploring new markets for successful continuance of their achievements made so far. People at the helm of affairs appreciate that the arrival of NewSpace has opened up vast opportunities for working with the Indian industry and taking advantage of the trend Antrix aims to build up a new and healthy space ecosystem in the country.
And like the commercial satellites launch services they also aim to expand the space ecosystem globally as well.