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Digantara inaugurates Satellite Assembly Facility in Bengaluru

Jaya Vishwakarma
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Anirudh Sharma, Rahul Rawat, and Tanveer Ahmed

Spacetech startup Digantara has launched its new global headquarters in Bengaluru, spreading over 25,000 square feet in the Hebbal area.

This facility includes a command and control centre and a cleanroom, serving as a crucial hub for satellite assembly, integration, and testing (AIT). The inauguration, attended by prominent figures such as ISRO chairman S Somanath, marks a significant advancement in space situational awareness (SSA).

What are Digantara's current projects and goals?

Digantara is set to deploy a constellation of 40 space surveillance satellites designed to enhance global space traffic management by providing detailed qualitative and quantitative data. These satellites will aid in monitoring space debris and other space-based assets to prevent potential collisions and ensure the safety of space operations.


What unique capabilities does the new facility offer?

The newly inaugurated facility is not only the first commercial Space Domain Awareness Command and Control Centre in Asia but also functions similarly to an Air Traffic Control for global aviation, focusing on space traffic. This enables continuous monitoring and management of space objects, ensuring the safety and custody of these assets through both space and ground-based systems.

Digantara is on track to develop the world’s largest SSA data repository. The facility will also house the STARS (Space Threat Assessment and Response Suite), enhancing national sovereign space capabilities.

Impact on the global spacetech ecosystem?

The establishment of Digantara's headquarters in Bengaluru underscores the city's emerging role as a hub for space technology startups.

With the participation of space situational awareness experts from around the world and endorsements from defence-related government agencies in India, Digantara is poised to make significant contributions to the global spacetech ecosystem, facilitating safer and more sustainable space operations.