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In a first the Centre on Wednesday created a created Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) to provide private players to use Indian space infrastructure.

National Space, Promotion & Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) will help private players through encouraging policies, through a regulatory environment that is friendly as well as guiding private players in space activities, said MoS for Atomic Energy & Space, Jitendra Singh, who also described the decision as path breaking.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will remain the basic body that decides what missions are to be undertaken but this new body will help fill the gaps.

This is something new that has been done in the area of space and the two organisations will supplement each other in the kind of work that they both do, MoS for Atomic Energy & Space, Jitendra Singh added.

Singh also said that this decision is a tribute to father of Indian space programme Vikram Sarabhai.

‘Today's decision in #CabinetMeeting chaired by PM Sh @narendramodi is a true tribute to our founding father #VikramSarabhai who visualized space technology becoming pan India. The proposed reform will enhance socioeconomic use of space assets and activities,’ said Jitendra Singh in a tweet.

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