The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has informed that the Department of Space (DOS) has entered into a Framework MoU with M/s Agnikul Cosmos Pvt Ltd on September 7, 2021. Under this deal, the startup company can get multiple testing and access facilities at various centers of ISRO.
According to ISRO, this agreement will enable the company to start multiple testing and access facilities at various ISRO centers for testing and qualification of single-piece 3D printed semi cryo engines. The agreement also enables Agnikul to acquire ISRO’s technical expertise for testing and qualification of their Space Launch Vehicle systems and sub-systems.
Appreciating the young team for setting up the state-of-the-art facility, ISRO Chairman K Sivan also assured all support from DOS for qualifying the Agnikul Launch Vehicle System. Umamaheswaran, Scientific Secretary, ISRO has signed the Framework MoU on behalf of DOS. Umamaheswaran informed that it was signed on behalf of Dr. Pawan Kumar Goenka, Chairman of the IN-SPACe Committee.
The DOS is a department of the Government of India that is responsible for the administration of the Indian space program. DOS manages several agencies and institutions related to space exploration and space technologies. Whereas IN-SPACe is a regulatory and authorizing body under DOS, which works to empower private entities to carry out space activities in India.