Indian Space Industry : Updates & Discussions

Gautam

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2nd stage of the Agnikul Cosmos' Agnibaan rocket has been fabricated.


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Agnikul's 2nd stage KEROLOX semi-cryogenic engine :


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Known Specs of the Agnite/Agnilet engine :

Propellant: LOX/Kerosene semi-cryogenic
Thrust: 25.3 kN (Sea Level)
Specific Impulse: 285 sec (Sea Level) & 355 sec (Vacuum Optimized)
Engine cycle: Gas generator (probably)
Feed: Pressure fed (for now)/Electric pump fed(soon)
Cooling: Integrated Regenerative cooling

Also L&T seems to be getting into the space start up action.

 

Gautam

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Agnikul's 2nd stage KEROLOX semi-cryogenic engine :


1635259839703.png

1635259893082.png


Known Specs of the Agnite/Agnilet engine :

Propellant: LOX/Kerosene semi-cryogenic
Thrust: 25.3 kN (Sea Level)
Specific Impulse: 285 sec (Sea Level) & 355 sec (Vacuum Optimized)
Engine cycle: Gas generator (probably)
Feed: Pressure fed (for now)/Electric pump fed(soon)
Cooling: Integrated Regenerative cooling
More photos:
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Wonder if this is the actual launch pad & launch tower design or just a mock up. Looks good though:
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When will it lift off into the space? Do they have any timeline? Looks very promising for such a small startup. Even components quickly looks top notch.
If successful, it has potential to revolutionise Indian space industry.
As per Greeb Scientist YouTuber, this cryogenic engine is a TD may be a Higher thrust engine that will be developed for future launch, Skyroot launch will de be done using a solid rocket motor in Phase 1 then they will expand to Cryogenic engine using methane as a propellant. So overall good progress by Skyroot and don't forget this is 3D printed.
 
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As per Greeb Scientist YouTuber, this cryogenic engine is a TD may be a Higher thrust engine that will be developed for future launch, Skyroot launch will de be done using a solid rocket motor in Phase 1 then they will expand to Cryogenic engine using methane as a propellant. So overall good progress by Skyroot and don't forget this is 3D printed.
Gareeb Scientist 😀
Yes , It’s a TD as apparent from the size. But they seem like very methodical group. So scaling up will not be much difficult for them, given ISRO too is willing to help these guys.
This demonstration was for cryogenic engine? As it looks like liquid fuel system. Solid rocket motor are generally very smoky and produce erratic flame.
Q4 2022 is their target for first launch
That’s quick
 
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