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Chennai-based start-up Agnikul Cosmos achieved a milestone with successfully launching its indigenously built rocket from Sriharikota’s first private launchpad. The rocket, powered by a 3D-printed semi-cryogenic engine, demonstrated critical components for future orbital missions. Agnikul aims to conduct orbital flights and collaborate with private customers following this successful test.

The launch underscores the growing presence of space-tech start-ups in India since the government’s decision to open the space sector for private participation, with over a hundred such start-ups emerging across the country.

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