Pvt sector to be allowed to build rockets, provide launch services: ISRO chief

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New Delhi: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Sivan (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Sivan (PTI Photo)

The private sector will now be allowed to carry out space activities like building of rockets, satellites and providing launch services, ISRO chief K Sivan said on Thursday.

He said the private sector can also be part of the inter-planetary missions of the Indian Space Research Organisation.

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved participation of the private sector in the entire range of space activities, including planetary exploration missions.

K Sivan, however, added that ISRO’s activities are not going to reduce and it will continue to carry our space-based activities including advanced research and development, inter-planetary and human space flight missions.