Author Topic: Private Consortia to Build PSLV, GSLV, SSLV  (Read 1774 times)

Offline sanman

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5616
  • Liked: 1140
  • Likes Given: 8
Private Consortia to Build PSLV, GSLV, SSLV
« on: 08/29/2021 03:34 am »
Technically, this is being done outside of ISRO, under contract with NSIL

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/science/adani-led-group-lt-and-others-bid-to-build-pslv-for-the-first-time/articleshow/85679233.cms


Quote
Synopsis: A PSLV contract will see entities outside the ISRO build a launch vehicle end to end, for the first time. In the race to win it are two consortia and a firm, including an Adani-led group and L&T. These three entities had submitted their bids on July 30, in response to an RFP (Request for Proposal) issued by NSIL (New Space India Limited).

PTI

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C51, carrying Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1, lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.
A PSLV contract will see entities outside the ISRO build a launch vehicle end to end, for the first time. In the race to win it are two consortia and a firm, including an Adani-led group and L&T.

These three entities had submitted their bids on July 30, in response to an RFP (Request for Proposal) issued by
NSIL (New Space India Limited), a TOI report said.

NSIL was initially meant to be the commercial leg of ISRO, however, it was later mandated with productionising launch vehicles, owning satellites and more.

In August 2019, NSIL had announced an expression of interest (EoI) for five PSLVs, to which five entities had responded. Then, in December 2020, the RFP was issued for the same.

“There were five players who responded to the EOI; three have submitted bids after the RFP just over three weeks ago,” a senior official said.

A consortium of HAL and L&T, another comprising Adani-Alpha Design, BEL and BEML are the two group entities, while
BHEL has bid as a single firm.

According to the Department of Space, this contract will boost the Make-in-India initiative and will allow ISRO to launch more satellites each year.

NSIL chairman and managing director Radhakrishnan D, said: “The techno-commercial evaluation is underway, after which the bids will be opened. We are hopeful of completing the whole process in a couple of months, and cannot comment on anything more at this juncture.”

A source has said that the contract may be given by the end of this year. The chosen entity will be a licensed producer.
« Last Edit: 09/21/2021 09:22 pm by sanman »

Offline RoadWithoutEnd

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 258
  • Liked: 274
  • Likes Given: 372
Re: Private Consortium to Build PSLV
« Reply #1 on: 08/29/2021 03:46 am »
It's not made very clear what contracting structure they're looking at, but good they're trying new things.  The devil is in the details, especially if the deliverable is an expendable.
Walk the road without end, and all tomorrows unfold like music.

Offline sanman

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5616
  • Liked: 1140
  • Likes Given: 8
Re: Private Consortium to Build PSLV
« Reply #2 on: 09/19/2021 10:17 pm »
And if that wasn't enough, we have the latest from the Department of Space:

https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/indian-industry-to-produce-two-more-entire-rockets--gslvmk-iii-and-sslv-dos/2162776

Quote
Indian Industry to Produce Two More Entire Rockets -- GSLV-Mk III and SSLV: DoS

Bengaluru, Sept 19 (PTI) The Department of Space (DoS) plans to realise entirely-built rockets -- GSLV-Mk III and SSLV -- from Indian industry partners, in addition to PSLV, according to a top official of its commercial arm NSIL.

NSIL (NewSpace India Limited) has received three bids -- HAL-L&T, BEL-Adani-BEML, and BHEL, in response to the request for proposal (RFP) floated by it for end-to-end production of PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle).

"We are now going through the techno-commercial evaluation (in respect of the three bids)", NSIL Chairman and Managing Director, Radhakrishnan D, told PTI here.

He said the process will be completed within the next two months with one of the bidders bagging the contract. The selected bidder will be responsible for realisation of five numbers of PSLV.

Immediately after selection of the bidder to produce the entire PSLV, NSIL will release Expression of Interest (EOI) for end-to-end production of another operational rocket -- GSLV-Mk III (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) -- in a similar fashion, Radhakrishnan said.

"I am targeting before the end of this year (to release EOI for GSLV-Mk III)", he said.

NSIL also has plans to realise SSLV (Small Satellite Launch Vehicle), being developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) with the first development flight expected by this year-end, through Indian industry partners.

"We are waiting for the first mission (of SSLV) to happen successfully", Radhakrishnan said. "This (SSLV) will be an ideal candidate for industry production".
« Last Edit: 09/19/2021 10:18 pm by sanman »

Offline Yiosie

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 435
  • Liked: 591
  • Likes Given: 72
Re: Private Consortia to Build PSLV, GSLV, SSLV
« Reply #3 on: 10/07/2021 11:01 pm »
NSIL is now looking to launch GSAT-20, GSAT-22, GSAT-23, and GSAT-32 in 2022:

Space PSU NSIL to launch 4 more demand-driven communication satellites [dated Oct. 5]

Quote
K Sivan, secretary, DoS, said: “...We are already in advanced talks for GSAT-22 which will be for another major DTH provider. Aside from this, customers have been identified for GSAT-20, 23 and 32 but we cannot reveal the names at this juncture as the talks are still at the initial stages.”

Stating that all of them are likely to be launched in the coming year, Sivans said that the satellite for the DTH provider may happen as early as the first quarter of 2022. The GSAT-24 is expected to be launched in February.

Offline vyoma

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1623
  • India
  • Liked: 587
  • Likes Given: 122
Re: Private Consortia to Build PSLV, GSLV, SSLV
« Reply #4 on: 10/31/2021 07:20 pm »
Indian industry to produce two more entire rockets - GSLV-Mk III and SSLV: https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/indian-industry-to-produce-two-more-entire-rockets-gslv-mk-iii-and-sslv-121091900351_1.html

Quote
The Department of Space (DoS) plans to realise entirely-built rockets -- GSLV-Mk III and SSLV -- from Indian industry partners, in addition to PSLV, according to a top official of its commercial arm NSIL.

Quote
NSIL (NewSpace India Limited) has received three bids -- HAL-L&T, BEL-Adani-BEML, and BHEL, in response to the request for proposal (RFP) floated by it for end-to-end production of PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle).

"We are now going through the techno-commercial evaluation (in respect of the three bids)", NSIL Chairman and Managing Director, Radhakrishnan D, told PTI here.

He said the process will be completed within the next two months with one of the bidders bagging the contract. The selected bidder will be responsible for realisation of five numbers of PSLV.

Quote
Immediately after selection of the bidder to produce the entire PSLV, NSIL will release Expression of Interest (EOI) for end-to-end production of another operational rocket -- GSLV-Mk III (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) -- in a similar fashion, Radhakrishnan said.

"I am targeting before the end of this year (to release EOI for GSLV-Mk III)", he said.

Quote
NSIL also has plans to realise SSLV (Small Satellite Launch Vehicle), being developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (SSLV) with the first development flight expected by this year-end, through Indian industry partners.

"We are waiting for the first mission (of SSLV) to happen successfully", Radhakrishnan said. "This (SSLV) will be an ideal candidate for industry production".

Tags:
 

Advertisement NovaTech
Advertisement SkyTale Software GmbH
Advertisement Northrop Grumman
Advertisement
Advertisement Brady Kenniston
Advertisement NextSpaceflight
Advertisement Nathan Barker Photography
1