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Chennai Space Start-up’s first rocket ready for launch from SHAR tomorrow, India’s first launch from private launch pad


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Chennai: India will be scripting a new history when the Chennai-based Space Start-up
Agnikul Cosmos will launch its first rocket Agnibaan Sub Orbital Technology Demonstrator (SOrTeD) from the SHAR Range, Sriharikota, on Friday morning.

The launch will take place from Agnikul’s own launch pad constructed at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota, at 0630 hrs tomorrow, Agnikul officials said.

This will be India’s first launch from a private launch pad located at ISRO’s spaceport.

The launch will take place in the presence of ISRO Chairman S.Somanath, IN-SPACe Chairman Dr Pawan Kumar Goenka and officials from the Space Spart-up, which was located at the IIT-Madras Research Park in IIT Campus in the city.

The launch of Agnibaan SOrTeD will be India’s first semi-cryogenic engine powered rocket launch and World’s first single piece 3D printed engine designed and built indigenously

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