Correct Answer : Option (D) - India
The Indian Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) has started authorising Indian private firms, marking the beginning of private space sector launches in India. IN-SPACe is an autonomous, single window nodal agency; formed to promote, authorise, monitor and supervise the space activities of Non-Governmental Private Entities (NGPEs) in India.
Dhruva Space Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad and Digantara research & Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Bengaluru, were authorised by IN-SPACe on June 24 to launch their payloads.
Dhruva Space's Dhruva Space Satellite Orbital Deployer - (DSOD 1U), a technology demonstration payload, and Digantara's ROBust Integrating Proton Fluence Meter (ROBI), a Proton dosimeter payload, were authorised, an IN-SPACe statement said on Monday(27th June 2022).
The payloads would fly onboard PSLV Orbital Experimental Module (POEM) of PSLV-C53
scheduled to be launched on June 30, 2022. .Source : Economic Times