WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government is exploring ways to broaden the role of American companies in India’s space program as New Delhi sharpens its already successful commercial launch-service offering for non-Indian customers, notably cubesat operators.

Up to now, the commercial space relationship between India and the U.S. has largely been one-way, with American smallsat owners and operators booking fights on India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).

Despite the imminent arrival of many new smallsat-dedicated launchers in . . .

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