Agnibaan SOrTeD Rocket

Agnibaan SOrTeD Rocket mind map
Recent News
March 2024 launch
Satish Dhawan ALP
Mass simulator payload
Suborbital mission
First flight planned for September 2023
Launch on 22nd March
To showcase technologies
For upcoming Agnibaan orbital rocket
Agnibaan Rocket
Produced by Agnikul Cosmos
Chennai, India
Three stages
First stage
Engines 4/5/6/7 × Agnilet
Thrust 140 kN (sea level)
Burn time 285 sec
Propellant LOX/RP-1
Second stage
Engine 1 × Agnilet
Thrust 25 kN (sea level)
Burn time 355 sec
Propellant LOX/RP-1
Third stage
Engine 1 × Agnilet
Propellant LOX/RP-1
Capacity to LEO
Altitude 700 km
Mass 100 kg
Launch history
Status Under Development
SOrTeD (Sub-Orbital Tech Demonstrator)
Single-stage suborbital rocket
Fueled by Agnilet engine
Vertical launch
Unique takeoff mechanism
Without guide rails
Launch from Satish Dhawan Space Centre
Agnikul Cosmos
Co-founder and CEO Srinath Ravichandran
Pioneering advancements in rocketry
Department of Space
Technological assistance
Alaska Aerospace Corp.
Commercial launch pad agreement
Manufactured by 3D printing
Liquid oxygen and Kerosene (Kerolox)
India’s first Kerolox propellant rocket
Showcases key advancements
In rocket technology
Leap forward in propulsion technology
Developmental challenges
Under Development status
Way Forward
Validation of rocket systems
For more ambitious projects

The Agnibaan SOrTeD Rocket is an innovative project under development by Agnikul Cosmos, a space startup based in Chennai, India. The Agnibaan rocket, with its three stages, is designed to place satellites into low Earth orbit, showcasing India’s growing capabilities in space technology. The SOrTeD (Sub-Orbital Tech Demonstrator), specifically, is a single-stage suborbital rocket intended to demonstrate the technologies that will be used in the Agnibaan orbital rocket. A notable aspect of this initiative is the use of 3D printing technology for manufacturing the entire rocket, including its Agnilet engine, a single-piece, semi-cryogenic engine fueled by a mixture of liquid oxygen and kerosene. The planned launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre marks a significant milestone, not only as India’s first rocket to utilize Kerolox propellant but also for its innovative vertical launch mechanism that eschews traditional guide rails. This project represents a leap forward in propulsion technology and has the potential to significantly impact India’s capabilities in space exploration and satellite deployment​​​​​​.

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