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Potential bidders for the privatization of India’s Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) include L&T and Hindustan Aeronautics.

by Koushik Gope
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Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) are among the potential bidders for the privatization of India’s Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV). The other companies that have been vetted to bid are NSIL, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s commercial arm, and Goa-based aerospace company Kurl Infrastructure.

The government is seeking to privatize the SSLV program in order to attract more investment in the booming space market. The SSLV is a small, low-cost rocket that can be used to launch small satellites into low-Earth orbit. It is seen as a potential competitor to SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket.

The bidding process for the SSLV privatization is expected to open soon. The winning bidder will be responsible for the entire program, from development and manufacturing to launch and operations.

L&T and HAL are both well-positioned to bid for the SSLV privatization. L&T is a large industrial conglomerate with experience in a wide range of industries, including aerospace. HAL is India’s largest aerospace company and has a long history of developing and manufacturing aircraft and spacecraft.

The other potential bidders also have strong credentials. NSIL has experience in commercial space launch activities, while Kurl Infrastructure has expertise in the manufacturing of space components.

The privatization of the SSLV is a significant development for the Indian space program. It is a sign that the government is committed to attracting private investment in the space sector. The successful bidder will have the opportunity to play a major role in the development of India’s space capabilities.

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