September 15, 2020 – Singapore’s launcher startup, Equatorial Space Systems, signs an memorandum of understanding with India’s Space Development Nexus-SDNx, for suborbital launch services using the company’s Dorado rocket. The MOU is the first foray of Equatorial Space into the Indian market, and involves extensive collaboration in providing responsive, suborbital launch operations to academic and research groups in the country. With its standardized payload module, the Dorado vehicle will provide cost-effective and frequent testing opportunities for a variety of users starting 2021. Space Development Nexus – SDNx is creating multiple Space Education and Research Centers in Educational Institutions across the globe to create an experiential learning ecosystem for the students in the Field of Aerospace, Aviation, and Automation. These Space Education and Research Centers will engage students in research and development of unique projects like Nano-Satellites, Sounding Rockets, Interplanetary Rover etc. to create skilled and eligible space ready workforce of tomorrow. Equatorial Space Systems aims to revolutionize space launch operations by devising a rocket which is safe, simple, and affordable using the company’s proprietary hybrid propulsion technology. The company’s inaugural suborbital launch of the Dorado sounding rocket is slated for the first half of 2021.