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Sanjay Nekkanti is Co-founder of Dhruva Space, India’s first private Space organization. ‘Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.’ – The popular phrase hold true for 25 year old Sanjay Srikanth Nekkanti, who along with Narayan Prasad and Abhishek Raju, co-founded India’s first startup to design and manufacture satellites in Bangalore in November 2012.
“We did a brief exercise of pitching satellite based and ballooning based solutions to the armed forces in India, but considering the policy hurdles within various government agencies, we couldn’t make much progress,” says Nekkanti.
Sanjay speaks about satellites, space exploration and more.
Over the next two to three years, Dhruva Space is likely to set up their own manufacturing facility and launch their technology demonstration satellites to evaluate the in-orbit performance. Based on the performance, the satellite developer would start working towards building a constellation of satellites. “We have a long way to go and we believe that over the course of time, we will develop certain strategies that will help us sustain at global level,” concludes Nekkanti.
What? Guest Talk by Sanjay Nekkanti, Co-founder of Dhruva Space.
Why? To energize the startup community of Hyderabad
When? 3 May 2015