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Pioneering partnership launches TSAT-1A: a new era in Indian space

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In a pioneering collaboration, Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL), a leading aerospace and defense solutions company in India, has joined forces with Satellogic Inc., a leader in submeter resolution Earth observation (EO) data collection.

Together, they announced the successful deployment of the TSAT-1A satellite into space, aboard the Bandwagon-1 mission. The enormous event, which took place with the takeoff of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida (USA), methodically assembled at the state-of-the-art Assembly, Integration and Test (AIT) plant of TASL, located at its Vemagal facility in Karnataka, marks a significant achievement in Indian space developments.

This success is the result of a strategic collaboration signed between TASL and Satellogic in November 2023. Leveraging Satellogic's unparalleled experience in Earth observation satellite technology and TASL's expertise in complex systems integration, TSAT-1A stands as a testament to India's prowess in space innovation.

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Sukaran Singh, CEO and Managing Director of TASL, expressed his elation: “This milestone underlines TASL's unwavering dedication to the advancement of the space sector. Our partnership with Satellogic has enabled us to supply a state-of-the-art submeter optical satellite, fully assembled and tested in India, and subsequently launched into orbit by SpaceX. We extend our sincere gratitude to the various Indian government authorities for their invaluable support in obtaining the necessary permits.”

TSAT-1A is poised to revolutionize Earth observation capabilities, delivering high-resolution optical satellite imagery with increased capture capacity, dynamic range and low latency delivery. Its multispectral and hyperspectral capabilities promise to offer an unprecedented view of the dynamics of our planet.

TSAT-1A stands as a testament to India's prowess in space innovation

Emiliano Kargieman, CEO of Satellogic, praised the seamless collaboration between the two teams, saying: “Congratulations to both teams for their exemplary cooperation in making TSAT-1A a reality and ready for launch. “This achievement underscores the adaptability of Satellogic's space systems program, providing governments and businesses with the flexibility to customize a proven satellite model to meet their unique requirements and reach orbit within a favorable timeframe.”

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