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Highlights: India’s first upper-stage rocket engine test-fired by Skyroot Aerospace

Aerospace startup venture Skyroot Aerospace has successfully test-fired an upper-stage rocket engine, thus becoming the first private company in India to demonstrate the capability to build a homegrown rocket engine. About the Engine The engine is 3-D printed and named as Raman, after the Nobel Laureate CV Raman. It has fewer moving parts and weighs ..

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G Narayanan named Chairman of New Space India Ltd

Renowned space scientist G Narayanan has been named the Chairman of New Space India Ltd (NSIL), Indian Space Research Organisation’s newly formed commercial entity. Prior to this assignment, G Narayanan was serving as the Deputy director at the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC), an ISRO unit in Thiruvananthapuram. New Space India Ltd was set up as ..

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World’s largest airplane “ROC” took its first ever flight

The world’s largest airplane called ‘ROC’ weighing nearly 2,26,800 kg with a 385-foot wingspan took its first ever flight in Mojave, California. It is built by Stratolaunch design launch rockets into orbit from the air. The plane is powered by six engines on a twin fuselage and is designed to fly to an altitude of 35,000 ..

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