GalaxEye and IN-SPACe Partner to Advance Earth Observation Satellites


GalaxEye, a pioneering space technology startup, has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe), an autonomous agency under the Government of India's Department of Space. This partnership was solidified through the signing of an MoU in Ahmedabad, marking a significant step forward in Earth observation satellite technology within India.

The signing of the MoU took place on May 1st, 2024, at the IN-SPACe facility in Ahmedabad. Present at the event were Dr. Pawan Goenka (Chairman), Dr. PK Jain (Director), Dr. Rajeev Jyoti (Director), and Pranav Singh (Deputy Director) representing IN-SPACe, alongside Kishan Thakkar, Founding Member and VP Engineering, and Dr. Deb Jyoti Pal (Senior Vice President) along with Raageshver Sood (Lead Spacecraft Systems Engineer) from GalaxEye.

Through this collaboration, GalaxEye has become the inaugural recipient of IN-SPACe's premier coworking and testing space located in Ahmedabad. This partnership also streamlines access to ISRO's state-of-the-art laboratories and testing infrastructure, enhancing the company's capabilities.

In 2023, GalaxEye built India’s first indigenous drone equipped with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and is now working on building India’s first private constellation of Earth Observation satellites. The company is looking at launching its first satellite to be called Drishti Mission within a year from now, which will be India’s first and the world’s highest-resolution multi-sensor imaging satellite. Further, GalaxEye brings to the table its innovative approach with multi-sensor earth observation satellites, equipped with the proprietary “Drishti Sensor”. This modern sensor technology helps with cloud cover which usually inhibits earlier methods of studying planet features. 

Furthermore, this technology empowers security clients with comprehensive insights into their surroundings, enabling effective monitoring of terrain changes and object movements regardless of weather conditions. Its high-resolution, multi-sensor functionality provides the detailed and timely data necessary for mission planning, border surveillance, and disaster management, where precise and timely information is critical for success.

Speaking at the landmark occasion, said Suyash Singh, Co-founder and CEO of GalaxEye, “This partnership marks a transformative chapter not only for GalaxEye but for the entire field of space exploration. By collaborating with IN-SPACe and leveraging their state-of-the-art facilities, we are poised to revolutionize the way we gather and analyze data from Earth’s orbit. This initiative will allow us to deploy India’s first privately-led cluster of Earth observation satellites, enhancing our capability to monitor climate patterns, urban development, and natural phenomena with unprecedented precision. Our efforts today are about paving the way for a future where space technology is integral to solving some of our planet’s most pressing challenges,” 

This collaboration is poised to transform decision-making processes for businesses and governments worldwide by enhancing the dependability and excellence of satellite imagery, even in challenging weather conditions. Additionally, it aligns with the 'Make in India for the World' initiative, reinforcing India's position as a frontrunner in global space technology and its utilization for the betterment of society.