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Pixxel to launch Remote Sensing Satellite

Published on December 07, 2020
Current Context: The Bengaluru based private satellite-imaging company, Pixxel has decided to launch its first remote-sensing satellite on the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
Pixxel to launch Remote Sensing Satellite
workhorse rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in early 2021.
  • For this purpose, it has signed a pact with New Space India Limited (NSIL).
  • Both NSIL and Pixxel will work to enhance utilisation and maximise the benefits of space assets for India.
  • This remote sensing satellite by Pixxel is said to address and offer solutions to many pressing environmental and agricultural issues. 
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Pixxel: Bengaluru
    • Pixxel was founded in 2019 by Awais Ahmed and Kshitij Khandelwal
    • HQ of NSIL: Bengaluru

Question: 

Q.1 With whom Pixxel signed a pact to launch its first remote-sensing satellite on ISRO’s PSLV? 
a. Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Uttarakhand 
b. New Space India Limited (NSIL)
c. Defence Space Agency
d. IIT Roorkee
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