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NEW DELHI: The world’s first single-piece 3D printed engine, developed by an Indian spacetech startup Agnikul Cosmos, has been efficiently test-fired on the vertical check facility at Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station of Thiruvananthapuram-based Vikram Sarabhai Area Centre (VSSC).
Agnikul’s single-piece engine ‘Agnilet’ has been totally designed and manufactured within the nation, a serious milestone for 3D printing expertise in India. The profitable engine check on November 4 will enhance the event of the startup’s launch car ‘Agnibaan’, which will probably be able to carrying as much as 100 to 300 kg of payload to Low Earth Orbit (as much as 700 km altitude).
With the assist of IN-SPACe and Isro, the check was carried out to validate the technological risk that rocket engines will be made as a single piece of {hardware}.
Srinath Ravichandran, co-founder & CEO, Agnikul stated, “That is an unforgettable second for all of us right here at Agnikul. In addition to validating our in-house expertise, that is additionally an enormous step in understanding find out how to design, develop and hearth rocket engines at an expert degree. We’re extremely grateful to IN-SPACe and Isro for making this occur. Additionally grateful to the Indian Authorities for having made such efforts doable by the creation of IN-SPACe.”
Agnikul had not too long ago introduced that the federal government has awarded them the patent for the design and manufacturing of their single-piece rocket engines. It had additionally introduced the inauguration of its Rocket Manufacturing unit-1, India’s first-ever rocket facility devoted to 3D print located at IIT Madras Analysis Park. Agnibaan launcher has the potential for a plug-and-play engine configuration that’s configurable to exactly match the mission’s wants.
Moin SPM, co-founder & COO of Agnikul, stated, “With the efforts of IN-SPACe, the non-public house ecosystem is rising in the fitting path and likewise will get entry to the state-of-art applied sciences to make and check world class merchandise contained in the nation. Thus, straight contributing to the Make in India and Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiatives.”
Based in 2017, Agnikul is on a mission to create space accessible and reasonably priced. The IIT Madras-incubated startup grew to become the primary Indian firm to signal an settlement with Isro in December 2020. The settlement signed underneath the IN-SPACe initiative helps Agnikul entry the house company’s experience and services to check its methods.
The startup has raised a complete funding of Rs 105 crore from a number of buyers, together with outstanding angels comparable to Anand Mahindra and Naval Ravikant, since 2019.

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