“India’s Space Privatization Efforts Attract Major Companies; SpaceX Faces Lawsuit Over Hiring Discrimination”
– Larsen & Toubro and Hindustan Aeronautics are among the companies being considered for bids in India’s privatization of its small satellite launch rocket, as the government aims to boost investment in the space industry.
– SpaceX is facing a lawsuit accusing the company of illegally refusing to hire asylum recipients and refugees, which could test the U.S. government’s stance on national security concerns and discrimination against non-citizens.
India’s efforts to privatize its small satellite launch rocket have attracted major companies such as Larsen & Toubro and Hindustan Aeronautics. These companies have been vetted as potential bidders in India’s quest to increase investment in the booming space market. The Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV), developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), offers a cost-effective solution for launching satellites weighing up to 500 kg into low-earth orbit.
Meanwhile, SpaceX is facing a lawsuit that could be a significant test of U.S. policy on bias against refugees. The lawsuit accuses the company of illegally refusing to hire asylum recipients and refugees. The U.S. government has taken the stance that national security concerns do not permit companies to discriminate against non-citizens. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has responded to the lawsuit, stating that hiring anyone other than U.S. citizens and green card holders would violate weapons trafficking laws.
In other news, India’s Chandrayaan-3 rover has successfully landed on the lunar south pole, making India the first country to achieve this feat. The rover has begun exploring the surface of the moon and conducting experiments, preparing for new challenges ahead. This achievement comes shortly after Russia’s Luna-25 mission failed in a similar attempt.
Following the success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission, India’s space agency is gearing up for its next endeavor. The Aditya-L1, India’s first space observatory for solar research, is set to launch from Sriharikota, the country’s main spaceport. This mission aims to study the sun and gather valuable data. Scientists and crew members are celebrating the success of the moon landing while looking forward to the upcoming solar mission.