Private US firms oppose ISRO launching US satellites
WASHINGTON: Amid the US’ push to expand cooperation with India in the space sector, the country’s nascent private space industry has expressed its opposition to the large scale use of low cost ISRO launch vehicles for putting American satellites into orbits.
Such a move, corporate leaders and officials of the fast- emerging American private space industry told this week, would be detrimental to the future health of the private sector US space companies. They feel it would be tough for them to compete against low-cost Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launch vehicles, which they alleged are subsidised by the Indian government.
“I think the concern about using Indian boosters is not so much the transfer of sensitive technology to a nation that is a fellow democracy, but rather whether the Indian launches are subsidised by the government to a degree that other market actors would be priced out of the market,” Elliot Holokauahi Pulham, CEO of Space Foundation, said.
The same ‘private’ US industry is NOT opposed to US selling lo-tech-hi-cost products like colas, burgers, tea/coffee in India, pl note.
In U.S. Now some companies want Role of NASA too and showing they can do better than NASA with Less Cost they can do same Project. But ISRO is Launching at much cheaper cost. So this outsourcing is not digested well by these organization. Its Business. Sensitive technology transfer etc. is Up to U.S. Government. They are crying because they are loosing business on this 🙂 If they will Launch cost will still 4 times more. If NASA will do same thing Cost will be 8 times More 🙂
private firms must accept the truth we Indians are proud to here this
The so called torch bearers of laisez faire and open business and now scared of competion. Behave yourself uncle sam
Uncle Sam feels so insecure with the competitive market.we ISRO needs to be careful as they may conspire and sabotage for their benefits
India on china route,, make things cheaper..
What happened to all the spirit of WTO
U morons dont like india standing ahead of you!
These Americans can’t see others grow………. it’s just beginning…….. you will have more such reasons to cry……….
That’s a great news for India. ISRO is capable of competing with private players in launching satellites. India will soon get a big pie in this field. Well done ISRO and our scientists….
ha ha ha ,,, they are fear to us
hahaha…where there is low cost with good quality customers will queue for the services