Using 3D technology, Chennai company Agnikul Cosmos is creating low-cost rockets for commercial space missions. Rockets may be made in three days for 6-7 times less than traditional ones.
Chennai-based Agnikul Cosmos makes low-cost 3D rockets for commercial space missions. The startup builds rockets 6–7 times cheaper and faster than conventional ones.
Chennai-based Agnikul Cosmos produces low-cost 3D rockets for commercial space missions. They build, test, and launch micro and nanosatellite orbital rockets.
Srinath Ravichandran and Moin SPM, IIT Madras alumni, developed the firm to rethink satellite space flight.
Since 2017, they have opened India’s first 3D-printed rocket factory, inaugurated the company’s first private launchpad, and conducted the flying acceptance test of their 3D-printed rocket engine.
Their rocket engines are single-component 3D-printed, making them unique. Joining, welding, and other rocket manufacturing techniques are absent.
“Conventionally making a rocket engine takes six months. With 3D technology, we could create a rocket engine in three days, adds Moin. Agnikul’s rockets are 6–7 times cheaper than traditional rockets.
Several industries will use space as a platform. Opening space yields data. Today, data is the next big thing. With data, you can make smarter decisions, adds Moin.
“Insurance companies are using space data to make loan decisions. Imagine this on a smartphone. A farmer can see his yield likelihood. They can then make informed selections. This will help children understand weather and other elements. That’s the goal, he says.
Chennai company Agnikul Cosmos builds low-cost 3D rockets for commercial space missions. Design, build, test, and launch orbital-class rockets for micro and nanosatellites. Srinath Ravichandran and Moin SPM, IIT Madras alumni, developed the firm to rethink satellite space flight. Since 2017, they have opened India’s first 3D-printed rocket factory, launchpad, and engine flight acceptance test.
Their 3D-printed rocket engines have no joining, welding, or other rocket manufacturing operations because the rocket engine is a single component. Rockets are 6-7 times cheaper than conventionally built ones. Since Agnikul’s rockets provide data for decision-making, insurance companies, farmers, and others are expected to employ them. Space should be accessible to everyone so they may make informed judgments and comprehend weather.