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Agnikul Cosmos: 1st Private Pad, 3D-Printed Rocket Engine



  Jun 04, 2024

Agnikul Cosmos: 1st Private Pad, 3D-Printed Rocket Engine



1. What is Agnikul Cosmos?

Agnikul Cosmos is a Chennai-based space start-up focused on developing cost-effective and customizable launch vehicles for small satellites.

2. What is Agnibaan SOrTeD?

Agnibaan SOrTeD (Sub Orbital Technology Demonstrator) is a rocket developed by Agnikul Cosmos, featuring the world's first single-piece 3D-printed rocket engine.

3. What is the significance of this launch?

This launch is significant for several reasons:

● It's the first rocket launch with a fully 3D-printed engine.


● It's India's first launch from a private launchpad.

● It's India's first semi-cryogenic engine-powered rocket launch.

4. What was the purpose of this mission?

The primary purpose was to test Agnikul's in-house technologies, gather flight data, and ensure the systems work optimally for their future orbital launch vehicle, Agnibaan.

5. When did the launch take place?

The launch took place on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at 7:15 a.m. from Sriharikota.

6. Was the launch originally scheduled for an earlier date?

Yes, the launch was initially planned for April 7 but had to be postponed due to technical glitches.

7. What did ISRO say about the launch?

ISRO congratulated Agnikul Cosmos on the successful launch, calling it a major milestone as the first-ever controlled flight of a semi-cryogenic liquid engine realized through additive manufacturing.


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