The rocket engine of the startup Agnikul Cosmos successfully tested

The Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC), the Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) main center for launch vehicle development, has facilitated hot testing of a rocket engine developed by Indian space startup Agnikul Cosmos.

VSSC successfully conducted the 15-second hot test of the Agnilet engine at its vertical test facility, Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS), Thiruvananthapuram. The test was carried out under a Memorandum of Understanding signed between ISRO and Agnikul Cosmos to allow Indian space start-ups to use ISRO facilities through IN-SPACe (Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre), a self-governing one-stop shop. agency to promote, authorize and supervise private sector space activities, an ISRO statement said on Tuesday.

Agnilet is a regeneratively cooled 1.4kN semi-cryogenic engine using liquid oxygen and aviation turbine fuel as propellants. This engine is made using state-of-the-art 3D printing technology, it was specified.

“Humbly to announce that we have successfully tested a fully 3D printed version of our 2nd stage semi-cryo engine based on patented technology – Agnilet – at VSSC,” Agnikul tweeted.

“Besides validating our in-house technology, this is also an important step for us in understanding rocket engine design, development and firing at a professional level. An unforgettable day for Agnikul!,” he said.

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