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AgniKul Cosmos

AgniKul Cosmos:

AgniKul Cosmos, a space tech start-up based in Chennai, set to launch their groundbreaking Agnibaan SubOrbital Technological Demonstrator (SOrTeD), the world’s first 3D-printed rocket into space.

  • AgniKul Cosmos’ journey is supported by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe).
  • The Agnibaan SOrTeD is a customisable launch vehicle that could be launched in one or two stages.
  • It is powered by AgniKul’s patented Agnilet engine.
  • Agnilet, is a 3D-printed, 6 kilonewton (kN) semi-cryogenic engine that uses liquid oxygen and kerosene as propellants.
  • Unlike traditional sounding rockets that launch from guide rails, Agnibaan SOrTeD will take off vertically and follow a predetermined trajectory, executing precisely orchestrated maneuvers during its flight.
  • It is capable of carrying payloads up to 100 kg to an altitude of 700 km in five different configurations.
  • Agnibaan SOrTeD will be the first step towards launching the world’s first 3D-printed rocket into space.