Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has informed that considering the enhanced national requirements for launching satellites for earth observation, communication & navigation, the present capacity of launches is constrained. Therefore, an increase in the satellite launching frequency is needed in the coming years.
ISRO has been pursuing a conscious approach of building up and nurturing the industrial capabilities in the country to maximally support the Indian Space Programme. Until now, the Indian industries have been realizing several sub-systems including motor cases, structures, propellant tanks, liquid engines, control components and electronic packages. However, ISRO plays the lead role in carrying out the mission design, assembly & testing, quality assurance, integration and launch. In order to achieve substantial increase in the launch frequency, ISRO is in the process of exploring the possibility of involving Indian industry towards stepping up the launch capacity within the country.
ISRO is not seeking collaboration with other institutes in foreign countries, as part of Make in India campaign.