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SpaceX launches India's first private satellite built by Mumbai-based startup

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched India’s first privately built satellite ExseedSat-1 along with 63 other satellites recently.

Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Published on: January 03, 2019 17:43 IST
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Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched India’s first privately built satellite ExseedSat-1 along with 63 other satellites recently.

With this launch, Mumbai-based Exseed Space has become the first private commercial organisation in India to have a satellite in space. 

Kris Nair and Asshar Farhan, scientists and co-founders of Exseed Space Innovations Pvt Ltd, created history  by launching India’s first privately owned satellite into space.

The mini communication satellite looks to serve the amateur radio community, and will help in coordinating messages among them and help the country in time of of disaster. 

Weighing just one kg, the satellite was built in just 18 months. 

Over 43 minutes after the launch, Falcon 9 placed Exceed Sat-1 into the polar orbit. 

Exseed Sat-1 will allow people to receive signals on 145.9  Mhz frequency with the help of a TV tuner. 

It has also paved the way for private-funded space missions. 

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