Earlier this week, SpaceX’ Falcon 9 took flight, taking India’s first privately built satellite Exseed Sat-1 along with 63 other satellites from different countries across the globe.
With 64 satellites aboard, Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon 9 took off on Tuesday from the Vandenberg air force base in California, US. And among the 64 satellites was a tiny communication satellite that was developed by a Mumbai-based startup Exseed Space.
The small-sized satellite Sat-1 aims to serve the amateur radio in India. This also marks as the first time a privately-built satellite is sent into space, breaking ISRO’s monopoly in developing and launching satellites.
“Typically it takes years and millions of dollars to put together one satellite. With the successful launch of Exseed SAT 1, the team has now demonstrated that it is possible to build reliable commercial-grade spacecraft in a matter of months without spending a lot of…