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Astrophel Aerospace
« on: 08/16/2023 06:36 am »
Astrophel Aerospace is an Indian aerospace startup developing a small satellite launcher named Astra.

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The Astra Series are specifically being developed for small satellite launch market and can accommodate payloads up-to 300 kg to LEO. It will incorporate state of the art Made in India Avionics and reliable rocket engines making your ride safe as well as cost effective.

Astra will be powered by an indigenous semi-cryogenic engine (LOX/Methane) named Potentia.

Specs:
HEIGHT: 18m
DIAMETER: 1.5m
STAGES: 2 Stages + Final Kick Stage
WET MASS: 12000Kg
PAYLOAD CAPACITY: 150Kg to SSPO, 300kg to LEO
STRUCTURE : 304 Stainless Steel with ISO grids
PROPELLANT: LOX/Methane


KICK STAGE:
a) Our Payload adapter incorporated into the kick-stage is capable of accommodating several payloads of varying sizes for efficient ride share program.
b) Multi Orbit Insertion made possible with development of onboard RCS thrusters.
c) Stage de-orbits after successful payload deployment making sure space debris aren’t left behind.

SECOND STAGE:
The second will be powered by a single vacuum optimized Potentia C1 Engine.
THRUST: 25KN
ISP: 330s

FIRST STAGE:
The first stage will be powered by 9 sea level Potentia C1 Engines.
LIFT OFF THRUST: 200 KN
PEAK THRUST: 24 KN
ISP: 300s

Links:
https://astrophelaerospace.in
https://astrophelaerospace.in/astra-c1-lv/
https://www.youtube.com/@astrophelaerospace9629
« Last Edit: 08/16/2023 06:40 am by vyoma »

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Re: Astrophel Aerospace
« Reply #1 on: 08/16/2023 06:37 am »


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Potentia - Cryogenic Cold Flow Test [Sep 20, 2022]

We are thrilled to announce that our "Potentia" Engines cryogenic cold flow test was successful. Our Engine is now fully equipped and ready for a hot fire test. Initially, we expect to generate around 5KN of static sea level thrust. Potentia will be one of India's most cost effective, powerful and efficient engines in the private sector.


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Re: Astrophel Aerospace
« Reply #2 on: 08/16/2023 06:38 am »
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Freedom Burns Within Us : Our Spectacular Cryogenic Rocket Engine Test Fire !

As we celebrate this Independence Day, we stand at the intersection of two profound narratives – The birth of a nation and the successful test fire of our " Potentia " rocket engine after a journey of failures, losses, and determination.

Much like our nation's journey to freedom, our quest for success in rocketry has been marked by resilience and the unwavering spirit to overcome challenges. The flames before us symbolize not just scientific achievement, but the freedom to dream, persevere, and ascend beyond limits.

What makes our accomplishment even more remarkable is that we achieved this without any external funding. We stand here as a testament to the power of resourcefulness, determination, and our shared belief in the impossible. This achievement is not just a triumph of innovation, but also a demonstration of being the most cost-efficient.

We are grateful for the assistance and support of esteemed institutions such as ISRO - Indian Space Research Organisation and IN-SPACe, whose guidance and mentorship have played an invaluable role in our journey. Their expertise has helped us navigate uncharted territories and overcome obstacles, making our success today possible.

Just as our nation's struggle for independence required unity and courage, our journey to success is a testament to collaboration and unyielding hope. This achievement pays tribute to the hands that toiled, the minds that innovated, and the hearts that believed.

As we illuminate the night with our triumph 🔥 🚀 , let us remember that the fire of freedom burns within us, inspiring us to keep striving, keep pushing boundaries, and keep shaping a brighter future. On this special day, let our success serve as a reminder that the spirit of independence lives on, in our past, present, and the dreams that guide us forward.

Happy Independence Day

« Last Edit: 08/16/2023 06:39 am by vyoma »

 

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