Skyroot Aerospace, a space technology startup based in Hyderabad, has successfully test-fired Dhawan-1, India’s first privately developed fully cryogenic rocket engine. This will power the upper stages of its upcoming Vikram-2 orbital launch vehicle. The rocket engine Dhawan-1 is named after Satish Dhawan, an Indian rocket scientist.
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About the Dhawan-1:
Dhawan-1 is a completely ‘Made-in-India’ cryogenic engine, developed using 3D printing with a superalloy. The engine is fuelled by liquefied natural gas and liquid oxygen—a high-performance, low-cost, and clean rocket fuel.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Skyroot Aerospace Founded: 12 June 2018;
- Skyroot Aerospace Headquarters: Hyderabad, Telangana;
- Skyroot Aerospace Co-founder, CEO & CTO: Pawan Kumar Chandana;
- Skyroot Aerospace Co-founder, COO: Naga Bharath Daka.