India's emerging private space sector

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    Bellatrix Aerospace is a research and development company developing orbital launch vehicles (rockets) and electric propulsion systems for satellites. Today, the space industry plays an indispensable role in our lives. Our mobile phones, TVs, office computers and the internet are all dependent on satellites. Yet, humans have explored only a small chunk of space. Space offers infinite possibilities for a lot of market sectors.

    The biggest barrier to open the doors of space for improving life on Earth is the fact that the cost of access to space is exorbitantly high. We are a technology based company and we believe that a revolution in the space technology is what it takes to change the world we live in. In the field of satellite propulsion, Bellatrix offers to reduce satellite mission cost through its patented electric propulsion systems. Bellatrix is dedicated to offer its customershigh reliability, short wait periods and competitive costs.

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    Garuda is an affordable launch vehicle under development at Bellatrix Aerospace. It falls in the medium lift category. It's a two stage rocket designed for complete re-use. It will feature a revolution in the field of rocket engineering by incorporating several innovations such as a next generation propulsion system and ingenious stage recovery mechanisms. Garuda will employ carbon composites in more than 80% of its construction.

    Garuda, for the first time, will feature a unique thermodynamic cycle for its first stage engine. This engine called Kalam, will feature combustion tap-off cycle, i.e. it uses a pump-fed engine design with a tap-off cycle to take small amount of combustion gases from main combustion chamber to power the engine turbopumps. This produces high impulse and is much simpler than pre-burning staged combustion because of its single combustion chamber and graceful shut down mode. This engine is designed to generate 800kN thrust in vacuum.

    The second stage of Garuda will use a single Aeon engine. This stage is designed for multiple restart capability. The Aeon engine will feature turbo-pumps driven by Brushless DC motors powered by advanced batteries. This will eliminate the need for complex turbo-machinery and highly complex plumbing. This engine is designed to generate 41kN thrust in vacuum.

    http://bellatrixaerospace.com/garuda.html

    CHETAK

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    With advances in technology, nano-satellites are becoming more and more capable. Bellatrixoffers a simple and reliable dedicated nano-satellite launch vehicle with an aim to make nano-satellite launches more affordable than ever before. Chetak is a two stage vehicle, where the first stage is designed for reuse. Both the stages of Chetak will use liquid methane as fuel. Chetak features an all-carbon composite construction.

    The first stage of Chetak will use a four Aeon engines each capable of generating 41kN of thrust, giving a total thrust of 164kN. This stage is designed for multiple restart capability. The Aeon engine will feature turbo-pumps driven by Brushless DC motors power by advanced batteries. This will eliminate the need for complex turbo-machinery and plumbing.

    The second stage of Chetak will use a single Aeon engine. This stage is optimized for vacuum operation at a down rated 21kN thrust. Tis stage is also designed for multiple restart capability.

    http://bellatrixaerospace.com/chetak.html

    ...They are into electric satellite-propulsion as well. Check out their website -http://bellatrixaerospace.com/index.html
     
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    Bellatrix Aerospace


    Microwave Electrothermal Thruster Operation
     
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    PAYLOAD
    1010kg to 700km Sun Synchronous Orbit

    Designed to take multiple satellites to their dedicated orbits
    Simple to integrate the payload

    Payload Fairing Height 4m
    Payload Fairing Diameter 3m
    FIRST STAGE
    SECOND STAGE
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    PAYLOAD

    1010kg
    TO 700KM SSO

    MASS

    43,000kg
    HEIGHT

    27m
    DIAMETER

    1.9m
    FIRST STAGE

    800kN
    SEA LEVEL THRUST

    SECOND STAGE

    41kN
    VACUUM THRUST

    PAYLOAD FAIRING

    4M
    HEIGHT

    PAYLOAD FAIRING

    3m
    DIAMETER

    PRICE

    5.4m
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    FUEL
    CAPABILITIES
    AVIONICS
     
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    Can't wait for new space bill to pass. GoI must hurry...
     
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    Today, satellites have become an indispensable part of our everyday life. Our mobile phones, TV sets, offices, the internet and smart devices cannot work without satellites. Bellatrix Aerospace is a key supplier of electric propulsion systems for satellites. These thrusters mark a revolution in the field of nano and micro satellite propulsion as the power requirement for these thrusters is relatively low. Electric Propulsion Systems are the prime mover for affordable access to space.
    SATELLITE PROPULSION
    ELECTRIC PROPULSION
    ADVANTAGES OF ELECTRIC PROPULSION
    MICROWAVE ELECTROTHERMAL THRUSTER
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    METs offer the following advantages over other types of propulsion units.
    • It offers 10 times more specific impulse than chemical thrusters
    • It offers multiple restart capability
    • A satellite weighing 6 tons with the use of chemical thrusters would weigh 4 tons when MET system is adopted for the same satellite.
    • Satellites which use MET offer more space for useful payload instead of wasteful propellant
    • It is safe (no static charge buildup and no interference) and highly reliable.
    • It is designed to increase the orbital life span of satellites by 5 years. Reduction in volume adds to reduced mission cost.
    PROPULSION FOR NANO SATELLITES

    Testing of MET thruster
    HALL EFFECT THRUSTERS
    MAGNETO PLASMA DYANMIC THRUSTER
     
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    OUR ROCKET: AGNIBAAN
    A 2 stage LOX/Kerosene vehicle with a third "baby stage"
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    A 2 stage LOX/Kerosene vehicle optimized structurally for air launches
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    7 identical engines in the first stage
    MANUFACTURED ADDITIVELY

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    Enough space to accommodate up to 100kgs
    MULTIPLE SOLUTIONS

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    SKYROOT Aerospace
    VIKRAM SERIES
    Launch Vehicles
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    VIKRAM I
    VIKRAM II
    VIKRAM III

    PAYLOAD
    200 kg to 500 km SSPO.
    280 kg to 45º inclination 500 km LEO .

    ARCHITECTURE
    Highly reliable solid propulsion stages with proven design heritage.
    Miniaturized and Modern Avionics.
    Ultra-Lowshock Pneumatic separation.

    FLEXIBLE
    Orbital Adjustment Module with re-start capability enables multi-orbit insertions.

    ECONOMIC
    Lowest cost in the payload segment

    RESPONSIVE
    Requires Minimal range infrastructure. Can be assembled and launched within 24 hours from any launch site.
     
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    Mumbai-based Kawa Space, which designs and operates earth observation satellites, has closed a seed round of an undisclosed amount. (Image for representational purposes only)(PTI)
    India's space startups ignite investor interest
    • A new wave of space technology startups are mushrooming in India, catching the attention of investors keen to join the space race
    • Bengaluru-based Bellatrix Aerospace has raised $3 million from a group of investors and its first customer is ISRO
    'EXCITING TIMES'
    LONG GESTATION PERIOD
     
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    Water could propel future Indian satellites
    An Indian start-up foraying into space technology is coming up with a propulsion system for satellites known as Microwave Thruster, designed to run on water as fuel medium. The promising technology has zero erosion characteristics, thus increasing the on-orbit lifespan required for a propulsion system.
    [​IMG]Plasma with water as propellent (Middle) - Electric Thruster
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    Electric Thruster
     
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    Bellatrix?? Harry Potter fan?:biggrin2:

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    Space no bar
    [​IMG]MOON MISSION- 1. Ramnath Babu, 2. Sridhar Ramasubban, 3. Sheelika Ravishankar, 4. Dhruv Batra, 5. Rahul Narayan, 6. Vivek Raghavan/ TEAM INDUS: A frontrunner for Google Lunar XPRIZE—global competition between privately funded teams to land a spacecraft on the moon by December 2017 | Imaging: Deni Lal; Photos: Bhanu Prakash Chandra
    India’s young space entrepreneurs are charting new paths in the sector
    “Our current strength is around 16,000 people, which is not enough to achieve the throughput we have aimed at. We need the help of industry players to achieve our goals.” - S. Kiran Kumar, ISRO chairman
    [​IMG]TEST THE THUNDER: Rajaguru Nathan aims to develop aerospace testing and teaching equipment in India/ AEOLUS AERO TECH- First private company in India with permission to access the International Space Station for microgravity research | Bhanu Prakash Chandra
    [​IMG]IGNITE MODE: Divyanshu Poddar talking to schoolchildren./ ROCKETEERS INDIA- Trains school and college students in the basics of rocket sciences.
    [​IMG]WATER IS FIRE: (Clockwise from bottom) Saurabh Nerkar (in pink), Rajesh N., Yashas Karnam, Vivek M., Roshan M., Saagar M. and Arun R./ BELLATRIX AEROSPACE- ISRO is interested in their water-powered, electric propulsion system for satellites.
     
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    Ready for take-off
    India needs to empower its startups to claim a bigger share of global space market
    [​IMG]Sky is no limit: Rakesh Sasibhushan, Antrix’s chairman and managing director, says a clearer regulatory framework is needed to ensure growth | Bhanu Prakash Chandra

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    Walchandnagar Industries climbs 20% on ISRO order
    GK Pillai, Managing Director & CEO said it is company's second largest single order from ISRO and the largest as far as the GSLV-M KIII launch vehicle is concerned.
     
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