ISRO's PSLV rocket to launch spacetech startup Pixxel's satellite
India’s first Earth-imaging satellite startup Pixxel is planning to launch its first satellite on an Indian rocket, instead of using a Russian one.
For this, the Bengaluru-headquartered company has signed a pact with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) which will help to launch the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket in early 2021.
Pixxel was founded in February 2019 by then 21-year olds Awais Ahmed and Kshitij Khandelwal while still studying in their final year of undergraduate studies at BITS Pilani. Pixxel’s first satellite is scheduled to launch towards the end of this year on a Soyuz rocket.