Satellite made by Mumbai startup was one among 64 launched by Elon Musk's SpaceX
The company is working towards setting up India’s first contract satellite manufacturing facility
December 04, 2018 / 06:57 PM IST
Falcon 9 is carrying internet demonstration satellites. (Photo: Reuters)
One of the 64 satellites launched with Elon Musk's SpaceX Falcon 9 was made by Mumbai-based startup Exseed Space and called ExseedSat-1.
The company tweeted, "Exseed Sat-1's "V for Victory" Morse code ping has been heard from over 675 kilometres away. Our baby's first cry. Bring out the bubbly, folks!
Founder Kris Nair tweeted, "Typically, it takes years and millions of dollars to put together one satellite. With the successful launch of Exseed SAT 1, the team has now demonstrated that it is possible to build reliable commercial-grade spacecraft in a matter of months without spending a lot of money."
The company is working toward setting up India’s first contract satellite manufacturing facility. Once operational, the facility will cater to the growing global demands of manufacturing Cubesats, Nano-sats & Micro-sats.
The company was founded in 2017 by Kris Nair and Asshar Farhan. Nair tweeted his gratitude, "We would like to thank ISRO, Antrix Corporation, Dept of Space, Spaceflight, SpaceX, our subsystem vendors and partners who helped our fledgling team actualise our dream!