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OUR ROCKET: AGNIBAAN
A launch vehicle capable of carrying up to 100 kg of payload, to low Earth orbits up to 700 km with a plug-and-play engine configuration for an air launch vehicle.
A 2 stage LOX/Kerosene vehicle with a third "baby stage"

A 2 stage LOX/Kerosene vehicle optimized structurally for air launches
 

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7 identical engines in the first stage
MANUFACTURED ADDITIVELY

Each engine carries a 3d printed regenerative cooling system and an injector designed to mix fuel and oxygen to maximize efficiency.
 

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Enough space to accommodate up to 100kgs
MULTIPLE SOLUTIONS

Upto 1.7 meters in length and 1 meter in diameter, there is enough space to accommodate up to 100 kgs in as many ways as one would want.
 

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Non-Disclosure Agreement signed with M/s Agnikul
Department of Space has today (3rd Dec’2020) entered into a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with M/s Agnikul Cosmos Pvt. Ltd, a Chennai based start-up company located in the National Centre for combustion R&D, IITM, Chennai building private small satellite launch vehicle. The agreement is the first one of its kind, the Department has signed after the establishment of IN-SPACe, the authorization and regulatory body under DOS for enabling private players to undertake space activities in India. Under the NDA, the company will be enabled for accessing the facilities and technical expertise available in ISRO centers to proceed with their launch vehicle development program.
The NDA was signed in the presence of Dr. K Sivan, Secretary, DOS/ Chairman, ISRO, and Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras. Shri R Umamaheswaran, Scientific Secretary, ISRO, was the signatory on behalf of Department of Space for the NDA with M/S Agnikul Cosmos Pvt Ltd. Shri Srinath Ravichandran, CEO, Aginukul signed the NDA on behalf of the company.
Dr K Sivan along with ISRO Centre Directors; Shri S Somanath, Director, VSSC, Dr V Narayanan, Director, LPSC, Shri Sam Dayala Dev, Director, IISU and Shri K Alagavelu, Director, IPRC assured all support to M/s Agnikul for testing and qualifying their launch vehicle.
The event ended with the wishes from the ISRO team to Agnikul for a grand success in their Space endeavor.
Non-Disclosure Agreement Between Department of Space & M/s Agnikul Cosmos Pvt. Ltd

Non-Disclosure Agreement Between Department of Space & M/s Agnikul Cosmos Pvt. Ltd
 

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Agnikul for first time tested their semi cryogenic engine Agnilet
 

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Introducing - Indian Family of Suborbital & Orbital Rockets.

Indian space startups are striving towards making space for everyone.

AGNIBAAN by Agnikul Cosmos
VIKRAM by Skyroot
KALAM & PHOENIX by STAR Lab Surat
CHETAK by Bellatrix
 

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2 Space Technology Startups Get Access To ISRO Facilities. What They Plan To Test
The agreement will enable the company to undertake multiple tests and access facilities at various ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) centres for testing and qualification of its single piece 3D printed Semi Cryo engine and other systems.
2 Space Technology Startups Get Access To ISRO Facilities. What They Plan To Test

Department of Space entered into an agreement with 2 aerospace tech startups (Representational)
Bengaluru: The Department of Space (DoS) has entered into a framework agreement with aerospace technology startup Agnikul Cosmos for access to ISRO facilities and expertise towards the development and testing of subsystems/systems of space launch vehicles.
The agreement will enable the company to undertake multiple tests and access facilities at various ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) centres for testing and qualification of its single piece 3D printed Semi Cryo engine and other systems.
It will also enable Agnikul, based in National Centre for Combustion R&D of IIT-Madras, Chennai, to avail technical expertise of ISRO for testing and qualifying its space launch vehicle systems and subsystems.
Agnikul said the agreement would formally enable it to go forward with its testing plans at ISRO.
"With this level of Govt. support, low earth orbit does look close", tweeted the company, which raised USD 11 Million Series A round from institutional and angel investors earlier this year.
Top Agnikul officials met Department of Space secretary and ISRO Chairman, K Sivan, who assured all support from Department of Space for qualifying Agnikul launch vehicle systems.
ISRO's Scientific Secretary and Chairman, Interim IN-SPACe (Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre) Committee, R Umamaheswaran signed the agreement on Friday on behalf of DoS and Agnikul CEO Srinath Ravichandran inked it from the company side.
Department of Space also entered into a similar agreement with Hyderabad-based Skyroot Aerospace last week for access to ISRO facilities and expertise towards the development and testing of subsystems/systems of space launch vehicles.
The Framework MoU will enable the company for undertaking multiple tests and access facilities at various ISRO centres and also to avail technical expertise of ISRO for testing and qualifying its space launch vehicle systems and subsystems.
Meanwhile, earlier this week, the ISRO Chairman inaugurated the spacecraft research laboratory at Bellatrix Aerospace located at the Indian Institute of Science campus in Bengaluru.
This privately funded propulsion lab has in-house facilities for development and testing of electric and green chemical propulsion technologies, according ISRO.
Dr Sivan appreciated the young team for establishing the state-of-the art facility which houses equipment such as integrated thermal high vacuum test facilities, catalytic reactors, propellant preparation facilities, and specialised high temperature coating facilities.
 

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So it seems Agnikul is working on assembling the second stage of their 2 stage rocket Agnibaan. For stage 2 they are using vacuum optimized version of Agnilet.

I am a bit confused here, gareebscientist mentioned that Agnilet will indeed be used for stage 2, even Agnikul implied the same and showcased the vacuum optimized version of Agnilet in dubai but their website shows that they are going to use just one engine in stage 2, Agnite engine which produces around 23kN of thrust while agnilet only at most can do 3kN.
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Probably typo in their website ig.

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>200 rockets engines every year
20+ (25) full fledged rockets 😳 Bassado!

Private Industries FTW!
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I don't know how the f i missed it but a very nice infograph depicting the report card of Agnikul.

It is already carrying out the assembly of the second stage of Agnibaan rocket.

We actually might see their maiden launch in the first half of this year, would be hilarious if they launch before SSLV despite using help/launch facilities of ISRO lel.
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