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Deadline for Manuscript Submission:
April 1, 2021


Call for Papers

Special Issue on New Space India

Guest Editor

Dr. Narayan Prasad

New Space is the only international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to academic, industry, and government contributions to space entrepreneurship and innovation. Featuring world-class content that covers innovative and expanding applications at the intersection of space science, engineering, policy, and business, the Journal encourages the growth of rapidly expanding enterprises and products that will advance knowledge, benefit society, and improve the way we live.

We are organizing a Special Issue on New Space: The Rise of Space 2.0 in India and would like to invite you to contribute to this comprehensive collection of articles. India recently announced major reforms in its space sector with the formation of a new autonomous body called Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) to support the private space industry to conduct end-to-end space missions and provide services. Earlier in 2017, the Department of Space (DOS), Government of India had issued a draft ‘Space Activities Bill’ with the intention of supporting the needs of New Space startups who are looking to independently develop space-based services and products for the first time in India. This is an exciting time of rapid changes in innovation, entrepreneurship and policies in a country where government had dominated space activities for over six decades.

For this Special Issue we invite you to submit abstracts which address the highlighted policy gaps, identified through the context as priority areas, either utilizing an Indian lens, highlighting Indian perspectives or that will be of relevance to India’s space future.

The Special Issue will focus on the following areas of interest, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Perspectives of New Space actors and their needs to thrive 
  • Integration of space-based services into the Indian economy 
  • Critiques of the draft Space Activities Bill and recommendations for changes 
  • Policy and institutional actions required for New Space to be successful in India 
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship development specific to New Space in India 
  • Development of space science, space hubs and outreach through the New Space lens
  • Human resource development for New Space catering to diversity and inclusivity

Contributions will receive prompt and thorough peer review. Please refer to our Instructions for Authors before submitting your manuscript for consideration. Authors may vet ideas directly with the Guest Editor, Narayan Prasad, via e-mail before submitting. Please refer to the following links for Instruction for Authors and manuscript submission.

Please direct Editorial questions to our Editor-in-Chief, Ken Davidian and Guest Editor, Narayan Prasad

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Deadline for Manuscript Submission:
April 1, 2021