Skyroot Aerospace, the Hyderabad-based spacetech startup, on Friday unveiled its fully cryogenic rocket engine named ‘Dhawan-1.’ The rocket engine will be operating on fully cryogenic rocket propellants like Liquid Natural gas (LNG) and Liquid Oxygen (LoX).
Unveiled on the occasion of the 100th birth anniversary of Indian rocket scientist Dr.Satish Dhawan, the startup said the engine has been named after the renowned scientist to honour and respect his critical role in the development of the Indian space sector, and for taking ISRO to new heights of success during his term as the ISRO Chairman in 1972.
According to an official statement, Dhawan-I is a 3D printed cryogenic engine and is completely a “Made in India” product.
“Our engine is named ‘Dhawan-I’ in honour of eminent Indian rocket scientist Dr. Satish Dhawan, who played an instrumental role in the development of the Indian Space Programme. Dhawan-I is a 100 percent 3D printed cryogenic engine with regenerative cooling,” said Naga Bharath Daka, Co-founder and COO, Skyroot Aerospace.