The Department of Space (DoS) has entered right into a Framework MoU with aerospace startup Agnikul Cosmos for entry to ISRO services and experience in direction of the event and testing of subsystems/methods of area launch automobiles.
The MoU will allow the corporate to undertake a number of checks and entry services at varied ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) centres for testing and qualification of its single piece 3D printed Semi Cryo engine and different methods. It can even allow Agnikul, based mostly in National Centre for Combustion R&D of IIT-Madras, Chennai, to avail technical experience of ISRO for testing and qualifying its area launch automobile methods and subsystems. Agnikul stated the MoU would formally allow it to go ahead with its testing plans at ISRO. “With this level of Govt. support, low earth orbit does look close”, tweeted the corporate, which raised USD 11 Million Series A spherical from institutional and angel buyers earlier this 12 months.
Top Agnikul officers met DoS secretary and ISRO Chairman, Ok Sivan, who assured all assist from DoS for qualifying Agnikul launch automobile methods. ISRO”s Scientific Secretary and Chairman, Interim IN-SPACe (Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre) Committee, R Umamaheswaran signed the MoU on Friday on behalf of DoS and Agnikul CEO Srinath Ravichandran inked it from the corporate aspect.
DoS entered into the same MoU with Hyderabad-based Skyroot Aerospace final week for entry to ISRO services and experience in direction of the event and testing of subsystems/methods of area launch automobiles. The Framework MoU will allow the corporate for endeavor a number of checks and entry services at varied ISRO centres and likewise to avail technical experience of ISRO for testing and qualifying its area launch automobile methods and subsystems.
Meanwhile, earlier this week, the ISRO Chairman inaugurated the spacecraft analysis laboratory at Bellatrix Aerospace situated on the Indian Institute of Science campus right here. This privately funded propulsion lab has in-house services for the event and testing of electrical and inexperienced chemical propulsion applied sciences, in line with ISRO. Sivan appreciated the younger group for establishing the state-of-the artwork facility which homes tools resembling built-in thermal excessive vacuum take a look at services, catalytic reactors, propellant preparation services, and specialised high-temperature coating services.