The national space agency and the Confederation of Indian Industry are already in talks to kick-start intensive industry participation in space technology.
Radhakrishnan says he expects several industry consortia to emerge in the country in the next two years to make raw materials, components and subsystems for space hardware.
With another 10 missions lined up until September 2013, Radhakrishnan says ISRO and the Indian industry consortia can perform that many missions in a year. “We are looking at a target of 10 to 12 missions a year,” he says.
ISRO expects to launch 60 space missions over the next five year.