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Agnikul signs agreement with Alaska Aerospace to test-launch its rocket

Chennai-based small rocket maker Agnikul Cosmos has signed an agreement with Alaska Aerospace Corporation to test launch its launch vehicle — Agnibaan — from the Pacific Spaceport Complex – on Alaska’s Kodiak island in the US. The IIT-Madras incubated startup said it is on track to undertake the launch by the end of 2021.

Agnikul Cosmos is developing a small rocket with a capacity to carry a 100 kg-satellite to low earth orbit. According to Agnikul Cosmos, the ability to launch from high latitude launch ports is a significant advantage. The company said that while the …