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In space race, Alpha Design beats bigger rivals

In 2004, Alpha Design started with a revenue of Rs 25,000 and has grown to Rs 400 crore in 2015-16

Raghu Krishnan  |  Bengaluru 

When the Indian Space Research Organisation started to look at private technology providers to make satellites, it chose a consortium of small and medium companies over larger players such as Larsen & Toubro and Bharat Electronic Systems. Isro had planned to tap private players over a decade ago to build its satellites, but the experiment failed as it found the industry wanted large-scale commitment before it began work.   This time round, the space agency, which sees satellite manufacturing and space services as the next big global opportunity for Indian companies, ...

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First Published: Wed, December 28 2016. 22:45 IST
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