Agnikul Cosmos successfully tested 'Agnibaan', ISRO said – this is a milestone in the space sector

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi: Space startup Agnikul Cosmos successfully test-fired its first rocket Agnibaan today on May 30. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has congratulated Chennai-based space startup Agnikul Cosmos for their successful test. ISRO has called this launch a milestone in the space sector. ISRO as well as Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar also congratulated Agnikul Cosmos for successfully completing its first launch from Agnikul's own and India's only private launch pad within Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC SHAR) in Sriharikota.

Earlier this hearing was scheduled for Tuesday

Space startup Agnikul Cosmos was going to test this rocket on Tuesday itself but due to some technical reasons the test was postponed just before the launch. Let us tell you that the rocket was to be tested on Tuesday itself but the launch was stopped just 5 seconds before the flight.

Agnibaan is a single stage rocket

This rocket of Agnikul Cosmos is a single stage rocket. Its engine is completely 3D printed. It is a semi-cryogenic engine producing 6 kilonewtons of power. ISRO has helped a lot in launching this rocket. ISRO has built a small launch pad in Sriharikota. Which is equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

Anand Mahindra has invested money in this startup

Veteran businessman Anand Mahindra has invested in Madras-based startup Agnikul Cosmos. Along with him, top Silicon Valley investors Naval Ravikant and Balaji Srinivasan have also invested in this company. A big bet was placed on Agnikul Cosmos among the country's private space technology companies. Its first rocket has been successfully tested today.

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