Space for the Private Sector

There are many benefits that can be derived from space investments - including communication satellites, GPS technology, weather prediction, and various innovations. We need broad-based participation in the space sector, including private investments and to this end the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) is a positive step. This article was first published in The Mint. You can read the original at this link. Last week, my timeline lit up with some of the most gorgeous photographs of space that I have ever seen.

Elon Musk wants to colonise Mars but Earth needs to write its constitution first

SpaceX’s plans for Mars colonization, challenge traditional space exploration norms dominated by governments. This raises questions about the regulation of private space exploration and the governance of extraterrestrial colonies, highlighting the need for a new regulatory framework as private companies lead space exploration.