At AgniKul, we are in the process of designing and building an orbital class launch vehicle. It is an all liquid stage rocket, with each stage built out of replicating the same engine leading to an entirely modular design. We believe we can bring down the cost of launching 1 kg of mass to low earth orbits to somewhere around $10000/kg. For these class of payloads (around 100 kg), the current rate is around the $40,000/kg area. We believe we can get here by strong focus on modularity from the very early design stages, accessing low cost / high quality Indian aerospace engineering talent, and smart manufacturing techniques. We have frozen our system level configuration and we are in the process of fine tuning our subsystem and component level designs. We have a timeline for our first orbital test launch in December 2020. We plan to do a subscale prototype test in March 2019. This would include a test that will let us perfect almost all the technologies needed for the vehicle at a subs...
At AgniKul, we are in the process of designing and building an orbital class launch vehicle. It is an all liquid stage rocket, with each stage built out of replicating the same engine leading to an entirely modular design. We believe we can bring down the cost of launching 1 kg of mass to low earth orbits to somewhere around $10000/kg. For these class of payloads (around 100 kg), the current rate is around the $40,000/kg area. We believe we can get here by strong focus on modularity from the very early design stages, accessing low cost / high quality Indian aerospace engineering talent, and smart manufacturing techniques. We have frozen our system level configuration and we are in the process of fine tuning our subsystem and component level designs. We have a timeline for our first orbital test launch in December 2020. We plan to do a subscale prototype test in March 2019. This would include a test that will let us perfect almost all the technologies needed for the vehicle at a subscale level.
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Srinath Ravichandran
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Satyanarayananan Chakravarthy

Agnikul is the most promising startup out of India on mini launch vehicles to space orbits. It has certain USPs such as a modular design adaptable to payloads and 3D printing approach to rocket engines that keeps the focus on the customer need of minimum wait time for satellites to be launched into space. India being quite successful in its space ventures, there is a pool of experienced talent available at low cost that Agnikul is counting on to offer the best launch price per kg of payload at the minimum wait time, which is unbeatable, globally. With smart connects around the world and plans for operations in different countries, Agnikul is leveraging globalisation like no other company in its league. There is huge promise of them making it big in the next few years ahead of a host of others in the race, and moving on to bigger goals such as space tourism, moon trips, etc.