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TASL and Satellogic Partner to Build LEO Satellites in India

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Satellogic and TASL to build EO satellites. Credit: Satellogic.

Ibadan, 30 November 2023. – Tata Advanced Systems Limited and Satellogic Inc. have announced their collaboration to establish and develop local space technology capabilities in India. This collaboration is a first step in TASL’s satellite strategy and a significant milestone for Satellogic as it enters the fast-growing Indian defense and commercial market.

The project will commence with comprehensive training, knowledge transfer, and local assembly of optical sub-meter resolution EO satellites. Furthermore, TASL is planning for the launch of the first optical sub-meter satellite as TSAT-1A. The focus will consequently be on manufacturing satellites and developing imagery in India for national defense and commercial applications, toward which TASL is commissioning a satellite AIT plant at its Vemagal facility in Karnataka.

Sukaran Singh, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, TASL, said, “Space is important to TASL not just as a business but also due to its culture of precision that will help other activities in TASL. We are happy to announce our collaboration with Satellogic, a company with best-in-class technology and an entrepreneurial mindset. Additionally, TASL will also work with local SMEs for payloads and other technologies to bolster India content.”

Likewise, Emiliano Kargieman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder at Satellogic, commented, that “One of our core values at Satellogic is accessibility. This collaboration will accelerate space capacity building for one of the largest nations in the world with the goal of enabling the advancement of commercial space capabilities and greater access to critical information for a range of applications such as security, sustainability, and energy,”

TASL and Satellogic will collaborate on the development of a new satellite design and work together to integrate multiple payloads on a single satellite that will generate a diverse range of data over India.

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