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Pixxel Inaugurates MegaPixxel: A State-of-the-Art Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Bengaluru

Bengaluru-based space tech startup Pixxel marked a significant milestone on January 15 with the inauguration of its cutting-edge spacecraft manufacturing facility, named “MegaPixxel.” The 30,000 sq ft facility is poised to revolutionize satellite production capabilities in India.

Key Features

  1. Integrated Satellite Manufacturing: MegaPixxel is equipped to provide comprehensive satellite manufacturing services, including spacecraft assembly, integration, and testing (AIT) under one roof.

  2. Impressive Capacity: At full operational capacity, the facility boasts the ability to manufacture more than 20 satellites simultaneously, ensuring a remarkable turnaround time of just six months per satellite.
  3. ISRO Chairman Inaugurates: The inauguration ceremony was graced by the presence of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman S Somanath, highlighting the significance of Pixxel’s advancements in the space industry.
  4. Clean Room Facilities: MegaPixxel features two modern clean rooms conforming to ISO Class 7 and ISO Class 8 standards, ensuring a controlled environment to safeguard against contaminants during satellite assembly and integration.

  5. Comprehensive Infrastructure: The facility includes labs for advanced camera integration, electronics R&D, electrical assembly, a mechanical workshop, a mission control room, and office space for over 200 employees.

  6. Environmental Sustainability: Pixxel emphasizes environmental consciousness with a wastewater treatment plant for water conservation and smart HVAC systems to enhance energy efficiency, aligning with global efforts to reduce carbon footprint.

Important Takeaways For All Competitive Exams

  • Bengaluru-based Pixxel inaugurates “MegaPixxel,” a state-of-the-art 30,000 sq ft spacecraft manufacturing facility.
  • Facility capable of simultaneous manufacturing of over 20 satellites, with a quick turnaround of six months per satellite.
  • ISRO Chairman S Somanath inaugurates the facility, highlighting its significance in the space industry.
  • MegaPixxel features ISO Class 7 and ISO Class 8 clean rooms to ensure contamination-free satellite assembly and integration.
  • Comprehensive infrastructure includes labs for camera integration, electronics R&D, mechanical workshop, mission control room, and office space for 200+ employees.

Important Questions Related to Exams

  1. Which city is home to Pixxel’s MegaPixxel spacecraft manufacturing facility?
  2. What is the manufacturing capacity of MegaPixxel in terms of large satellites per year?
  3. Who inaugurated Pixxel’s MegaPixxel facility on January 15?
  4. What ISO standards do the clean rooms at MegaPixxel adhere to?

Kindly share your responses in the comment section!!

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