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EtherealX
« on: 04/17/2022 01:13 am »
Yet another Indian space startup: EtherealX

https://www.etherealx.space/
https://twitter.com/etherealxtech
https://in.linkedin.com/company/etherealx

They've some loftly goals! They're developing a partially reusable HLV, with a first stage more powerful than that of Falcon 9. Don't know what to say about it. Let's hope they've VC funding to accomplish their goals.

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Razor Crest Mk-1

Introducing India’s and the world's most powerful partially reusable vertical landing medium-lift launch vehicle yet.

Payload Capacity:
24.8 Tonnes to LEO
20.8 Tonnes to GEO
6.8 Tonnes to Lunar Orbit


Stallion is their gas generator, RP1/LOX engine capable of 925kN thrust.

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EtherealX Stallion

The EtherealX Razor Crest Mk-1 will house 9 of the most powerful operational liquid rocket engines in all of Asia, Europe, Australia, Africa, South America, and Antarctica - Stallion. EtherealX's single Stallion engine will be capable of producing an enormous 925 kilonewtons of thrust, enabling the Razor Crest Mk-1 to carry 20 tonnes to LEO. Making it one of the most powerful to-be operational medium-lift reusable vertical landing launch vehicles ever. Razor Crest will be established as the workhorse of India and will inevitably result in revolutionary beginnings for in-space services and human spaceflight programs.
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Re: EtherealX
« Reply #1 on: 04/17/2022 01:20 am »

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Re: EtherealX
« Reply #2 on: 04/17/2022 01:22 am »
 So, is it 20 tons to LEO or 24.8 tons? And 20.8 tons to geo?
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« Reply #3 on: 04/17/2022 01:57 am »
Not a bad place to start. It's basically a F9 / Merlin knock-off, so they know this architecture can work.
Edit: Of course, they have to get it flying, and soon.
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« Reply #4 on: 04/17/2022 02:29 am »
So, is it 20 tons to LEO or 24.8 tons? And 20.8 tons to geo?

Yes, that's a typo in their website text. Their LinkedIn post seems to have correct info:

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We are proud to announce our presence through the country's and the world's most powerful partially reusable vertical landing medium-lift launch vehicle yet - The Razor Crest Mk-1. Razor Crest Mk-1 is scheduled tentatively to launch by 2026.

We are India's first to build a medium-heavy lift reusable launch vehicle. As a global space and defense company, we are at the moment being incorporated and will be headquartered in Bangalore, India.

The EtherealX Razor Crest Mk-1 will house 9 of the most powerful to-be operational liquid rocket engines in all of Asia, Europe, Australia, Africa, South America, and Antarctica yet - Stallion. EtherealX's single Stallion engine will be capable of producing an enormous 925 kilonewtons of thrust, enabling the Razor Crest Mk-1 to carry 24.8 tonnes to LEO. Making it one of the most powerful to-be operational medium-lift reusable launch vehicles ever.

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Re: EtherealX
« Reply #5 on: 04/17/2022 02:31 am »
Not a bad place to start. It's basically a F9 / Merlin knock-off, so they know this architecture can work.
Yes, even the name is inspired from SpaceX.

Edit: Of course, they have to get it flying, and soon.
They plan to launch it by 2026 :o Not sure if it's feasible/realistic!
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« Reply #7 on: 08/18/2023 10:18 pm »
EtherealX Razor Crest Mk1 launch vehicle, and Stallion engine.

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« Reply #8 on: 08/20/2023 01:16 am »
An interview with Manu J. Nai, founder of EtherealX. This interview is in Hindi and English mixed. [May 9, 2022]

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