Space is a ruthless environment, and space business, a battle of resources and grit. Every time a big satellite or rocket goes up, an epic event of adventure and exploration is part of the fare. The last two weeks brought to light all of this and more. The Indian space agency’s heaviest satellite till date, GSAT-11, which was parked in French Guiana for a lift-off in mid-May, was recalled due to a snag. The only official communication to come out of Antriksh Bhavan in Bengaluru was that it was “rescheduled”, and that “the revised launch date will be communicated subsequently”.
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GSAT-11 delayed; will Isro allow private satellite broadband now?
Private companies eager to bring broadband to India. A capacity glut in the global market. Crashing prices. Foreign capital at hand. A widening chasm between demand and supply—a perfect storm to usher in internet from above. But Isro has other thoughts
GSAT-11 was supposed to beam 14Gpbs broadband from June. Its delay might also push GSAT-20, to launch later this year, further out
Private companies are eager to enter satellite broadband or Ka-band services in India, but Antrix has kept them at bay
Given the recent collision of TV broadcasters and Isro, the chairman, in an 18 April meeting in Delhi, promised more transparency and engagement with the users
With regulatory clarity, dish TV became a successful industry. There's no reason why dish internet cannot do the same