Singapore, 16 September 2020. – Singapore’s launcher startup Equatorial Space Systems signed an memorandum of understanding with India’s Space Development Nexus-SDNx for suborbital launch services using the company’s Dorado rocket, the company said today.
The new agreement is the first foray of Equatorial Space into the Indian market and involves extensive collaboration in providing responsive, suborbital launch operations to academic and research groups in the country, Equatorial Space Systems said. With its standardized payload module, the Dorado vehicle promises to provide cost-effective and frequent testing opportunities for a variety of users starting 2021.
“It’s hard to find another nation as proactive and visionary in space as India – and we are excited to enable the wealth of creativity found in India’s education institutions to scale greater heights with responsive launch capability,” Simon Gwozdz, founder and CEO of Equatorial Space, said. “Indian Space Sector is rising and with that a giant wave of new opportunities is about to strike the nation. We need an entirely new type of workforce to serve the space industry and there is an immediate need of large number of Space Research and Training Platforms to provide the necessary skills to the young minds of the country.”