India's emerging private space sector

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"Bellatrix's main rocket engine "Kalam" is hell of an engine...

This requires very advanced metallurgy . Let's see how Bellatrix is gonna achieve it."

Is it accurate to state that this step has been achieved, the advanced metallurgy?
 

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I wonder where they will get launch sites.
ISRO is helping them, now they can use ISRO's launch sites iirc.

Also, Skyroot is aiming to launch Vikram 1 as early as next year. Would be great if they launch it before SSLV kek.

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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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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
Problem is r these able to survive, if no-order came , because if they want to grow they hv to invest in research also and space science is very heavy money consumer.
 

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Wonderful, but I want to see some actual achievements i.e launches! India cannot expect to be like Elon Musk et al, but it shouldn't be far behind either! Hope these developments in the private sector come to some kind of fruition in the next 6 months-1 year.
 

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Adani-led group, L&T and others bid to build PSLV for the first time

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C51, carrying Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1, lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

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A PSLV contract will see entities outside the ISRO build a launch vehicle end to end, for the first time. In the race to win it are two consortia and a firm, including an Adani-led group and L&T. These three entities had submitted their bids on June 30, in response to an RFP (Request for Proposal) issued by NSIL (New Space India Limited).

A PSLV contract will see entities outside the ISRO build a launch vehicle end to end, for the first time. In the race to win it are two consortia and a firm, including an Adani-led group and L&T.
These three entities had submitted their bids on July 30, in response to an RFP (Request for Proposal) issued by NSIL (New Space India Limited), a TOI report said.
NSIL was initially meant to be the commercial leg of ISRO, however, it was later mandated with productionising launch vehicles, owning satellites and more.
In August 2019, NSIL had announced an expression of interest (EoI) for five PSLVs, to which five entities had responded. Then, in December 2020, the RFP was issued for the same.
“There were five players who responded to the EOI; three have submitted bids after the RFP just over three weeks ago,” a senior official said.
A consortium of HAL and L&T, another comprising Adani-Alpha Design, BEL and BEML are the two group entities, while BHEL has bid as a single firm.
According to the Department of Space, this contract will boost the Make-in-India initiative and will allow ISRO to launch more satellites each year.
NSIL chairman and managing director Radhakrishnan D, said: “The techno-commercial evaluation is underway, after which the bids will be opened. We are hopeful of completing the whole process in a couple of months, and cannot comment on anything more at this juncture.”
A source has said that the contract may be given by the end of this year. The chosen entity will be a licensed producer.
Although ISRO has worked with the industry closely, this is the first time that a PSLV will be completely built by the industry.
The PSLV had its first flight in September 1993, and has completed more than 50 launch missions over 25 years. NSIL, whose mandate has been expanded to own and operate capital-intensive assets — satellites and launch vehicles — has plans of investing around Rs 10,000 crore over the next five years.
 

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Indian industry to produce two more entire rockets


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The Department of Space (DoS) plans to realise entirely-built rockets -- GSLV-Mk III and SSLV -- from Indian industry partners, in addition to PSLV, according to a top official of its commercial arm NSIL.
NSIL (NewSpace India Limited) has received three bids -- HAL-L&T, BEL-Adani-BEML, and BHEL, in response to the request for proposal (RFP) floated by it for end-to-end production of PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle)
 

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Considering what Orbitx India Aerospace is trying to achieve, they are pretty low profile, and not mentioned among the major space start-ups. Remarkable, if they launch their rocket "Atal" by year end as planned. One trusts this is not a hyped up company like that one( the name escapes me) claiming they were going to develop and launch their own hypersonic vehicle promptly! We know that didn't happen.
 

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