iDEX Contract with SpacePixxel

  • 26 Jun 2024

On June 25th, 2024, Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX), the premier initiative under the Ministry of Defence, has marked a significant milestone by signing its 350th contract with SpacePixxel Technologies Private Limited.

Key Points

  • The contract was exchanged between Additional Secretary of Defence Production Anurag Bajpai and Founder and CEO of SpacePixxel Technologies, Awais Ahmed Nadeem Alduri,
  • The contract deal with the design and development of a ‘Miniaturised satellite capable of carrying Electro-Optical, Infrared, Synthetic Aperture Radar, and Hyperspectral payloads up to 150 kgs’.
  • It is led by the Indian Air Force.
  • The 150th iDEX contract was signed in December 2022
  • SpacePixxel has been actively working to build and launch high-resolution hyperspectral imaging satellites to provide detailed earth observation data.


  • iDEX, the recipient of the esteemed Prime Minister Award for Public Policy in Innovation Category in 2021, has emerged as a game-changer in the defence ecosystem.
  • Established by the DIO under Department of Defence Production.
It has launched 11 editions of the Defence India Start-up Challenge (DISC), and recently unveiled the Acing Development of Innovative Technologies with iDEX (ADITI) scheme to promote innovations in critical and strategic defence technologies.