Antrix Corporation

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Antrix Corporation Limited
Type Public Sector Undertaking
Industry Space; Communications
Founded 1992
Headquarters Bangalore, India
Key people CMD V. S. Hegde
Services Satellite launch services; Satellite imagery
Revenue INR 13 Billion[1]
Website www.antrix.gov.in

Antrix Corporation Limited is the marketing arm of ISRO for promotion and commercialisation of space products, technical consultancy services and transfer of technologies developed by ISRO.[2][3]

Antrix Corporation was incorporated as a private limited company owned by the Indian government in September 1992. It got the 'Miniratna' status by the government in 2008.[2]

Antrix provides space products and services to international customers worldwide. Its clientele includes EADS Astrium, Intelsat, Avanti Group, WorldSpace, Inmarsat, and other space institutions in Europe, Middle East and South East Asia.[2]

The company achieved a turnover of Rs 13. billion in 2013–14

Etymology[edit]

The name "Antrix" is an anglicised version of Antariksha, from the Sanskrit word for "space" or "sky".

Achievements[edit]

  • Successful launch of W2M satellite.
  • Successful supply of reliable satellite systems and sub-systems. Some of Antrix's better known customers are Hughes, Matra Marconi, World Space etc.
  • Successful Commercial Satellite Launches of Kitsat (Korea), Tubsat (DLR - Germany), BIRD (DLR - Germany), PROBA (Verhaert, Belgium) aboard the ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).
  • Execution of many IOT / TTC support services to International Space Agencies. Some of the customers using Antrix services are World Space PANAMSAT, GE Americom, AFRISTAT etc.,
  • LEOP support, IOT, TTC.
  • Successful launch of TecSar(Israel).
  • Two satellites; one from France and another from Japan were launched in September 2012.
  • Successful launch of five satellites, including French SPOT 7 satellite on 30 June, 2014

Business agreement[edit]

On 29 January 2014, Antrix Corporation Limited (Antrix), the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), signed Launch Services Agreement with DMC International Imaging (DMCii), the wholly owned subsidiary of Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), United Kingdom (UK), for launch of three DMC-3 Earth Observation Satellites being built by SSTL, on-board ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). On 5 February 2014, Antrix signed another Launch Services Agreement with ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd, Singapore, for launch of TeLEOS-1 Earth Observation Satellite, on-board PSLV. These launches are planned during end 2014 to end 2015.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mini-ratna status for Isro's data arm". Business Standard. 2 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Antrix responsible for marketing ISRO tech". Times of India. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "ISRO's commercial arm Antrix gets new chief". The Hindu. 9 June 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  4. ^ http://isro.gov.in/scripts/news-6-2-14.aspx

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