India reviewing bids for satellite/debris tracking radar for growing space situational awareness effort

by Amy Svitak

PARIS -- The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is reviewing industry bids for development of a radar that will form the centerpiece of the country’s proposed space situational awareness network designed to track objects in low Earth orbit.

Part of ISRO’s new NEtwork for space object TRacking and Analysis (NETRA), the radar tender marks one of India’s first steps toward developing a national space situational awareness (SSA) capability. Indian authorities have long spoken of wanting to augment their domestic SSA capability in addition to regular use of NORAD data . . .

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