Can India’s NSIL capitalize on the coming heavy-lift launcher shortage? First test in October with OneWeb

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — India’s GSLV Mark 3 rocket may be the only vehicle now flying that will have available launch slots when the expected shortage of heavy-lift rockets for mega-constellations hits the market in the middle of this decade.

New Space India Ltd. (NSIL) Chairman Radhakrishnan Durairaj, whose company has taken over commercial sales of India’s rockets, said he is ready to increase GSLV production to meet the demand.

But NSIL is a new entity and its ability to move India’s rocket-manufacturing industry . . .

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