Chennai, Sept. 30 -- The Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) Pravartak Technologies Foundation will collaborate with five start-ups to develop technologies for Ecosystem Development and Commercialization of Space and Deep Space.

The consortium is called 'Indian Space Technologies and Applications Design Bureau' (I-STAC.DB) and will develop next-generation applications.

The five startups, founded by young entrepreneurs, are keen to contribute to the Nation's efforts in space technologies, an official release said today.

The consortium will focus on building an end-to-end Atmanirbhar ecosystem for space technologies from on-demand access to data and space including rapid launch capability, satellite design and assembly, s...