Bellatrix Aerospace - The Indian SpaceX!

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    Bellatrix Aerospace is a research and development company developing orbital launch vehicles (rockets) and electric propulsion systems for satellites. Today, the space industry plays an indispensable role in our lives. Our mobile phones, TVs, office computers and the internet are all dependent on satellites. Yet, humans have explored only a small chunk of space. Space offers infinite possibilities for a lot of market sectors.

    The biggest barrier to open the doors of space for improving life on Earth is the fact that the cost of access to space is exorbitantly high. We are a technology based company and we believe that a revolution in the space technology is what it takes to change the world we live in. In the field of satellite propulsion, Bellatrix offers to reduce satellite mission cost through its patented electric propulsion systems. Bellatrix is dedicated to offer its customers high reliability, short wait periods and competitive costs.

    GARUDA

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    Garuda is an affordable launch vehicle under development at Bellatrix Aerospace. It falls in the medium lift category. It's a two stage rocket designed for complete re-use. It will feature a revolution in the field of rocket engineering by incorporating several innovations such as a next generation propulsion system and ingenious stage recovery mechanisms. Garuda will employ carbon composites in more than 80% of its construction.

    Garuda, for the first time, will feature a unique thermodynamic cycle for its first stage engine. This engine called Kalam, will feature combustion tap-off cycle, i.e. it uses a pump-fed engine design with a tap-off cycle to take small amount of combustion gases from main combustion chamber to power the engine turbopumps. This produces high impulse and is much simpler than pre-burning staged combustion because of its single combustion chamber and graceful shut down mode. This engine is designed to generate 800kN thrust in vacuum.

    The second stage of Garuda will use a single Aeon engine. This stage is designed for multiple restart capability. The Aeon engine will feature turbo-pumps driven by Brushless DC motors powered by advanced batteries. This will eliminate the need for complex turbo-machinery and highly complex plumbing. This engine is designed to generate 41kN thrust in vacuum.

    http://bellatrixaerospace.com/garuda.html

    CHETAK

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    With advances in technology, nano-satellites are becoming more and more capable. Bellatrix offers a simple and reliable dedicated nano-satellite launch vehicle with an aim to make nano-satellite launches more affordable than ever before. Chetak is a two stage vehicle, where the first stage is designed for reuse. Both the stages of Chetak will use liquid methane as fuel. Chetak features an all-carbon composite construction.

    The first stage of Chetak will use a four Aeon engines each capable of generating 41kN of thrust, giving a total thrust of 164kN. This stage is designed for multiple restart capability. The Aeon engine will feature turbo-pumps driven by Brushless DC motors power by advanced batteries. This will eliminate the need for complex turbo-machinery and plumbing.

    The second stage of Chetak will use a single Aeon engine. This stage is optimized for vacuum operation at a down rated 21kN thrust. Tis stage is also designed for multiple restart capability.

    http://bellatrixaerospace.com/chetak.html

    ...They are into electric satellite-propulsion as well. Check out their website - http://bellatrixaerospace.com/index.html
     
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    Microwave Electrothermal Thruster Operation
     
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    From Bellatrix FB Page:

     
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    PAYLOAD
    1010kg to 700km Sun Synchronous Orbit

    Designed to take multiple satellites to their dedicated orbits
    Simple to integrate the payload

    Payload Fairing Height 4m
    Payload Fairing Diameter 3m
    FIRST STAGE


    SECOND STAGE


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    PAYLOAD

    1010kg
    TO 700KM SSO

    MASS

    43,000kg
    HEIGHT

    27m
    DIAMETER

    1.9m
    FIRST STAGE

    800kN
    SEA LEVEL THRUST

    SECOND STAGE

    41kN
    VACUUM THRUST

    PAYLOAD FAIRING

    4M
    HEIGHT

    PAYLOAD FAIRING

    3m
    DIAMETER

    PRICE

    5.4m
    USD
    FUEL

    CAPABILITIES

    AVIONICS
     
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    PAYLOAD
    150kg to 700km Sun Synchronous Orbit

    Designed to take multiple satellites to their dedicated orbits
    Simple to integrate the payload

    Payload Fairing Height 3m
    Payload Fairing Diameter 2m

    FIRST STAGE

    SECOND STAGE

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    PAYLOAD

    150kg
    TO 700KM SSO

    MASS

    12,000kg
    HEIGHT

    19m
    DIAMETER

    1.4m
    FIRST STAGE

    164kN
    SEA LEVEL THRUST

    SECOND STAGE

    21kN
    VACUUM THRUST

    PAYLOAD FAIRING

    3m
    HEIGHT

    PAYLOAD FAIRING

    2m
    DIAMETER

    PRICE

    2m
    USD
    FUEL

    CAPABILITIES

    AVIONICS
     
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    Today, satellites have become an indispensable part of our everyday life. Our mobile phones, TV sets, offices, the internet and smart devices cannot work without satellites. Bellatrix Aerospace is a key supplier of electric propulsion systems for satellites. These thrusters mark a revolution in the field of nano and micro satellite propulsion as the power requirement for these thrusters is relatively low. Electric Propulsion Systems are the prime mover for affordable access to space.
    SATELLITE PROPULSION

    ELECTRIC PROPULSION

    ADVANTAGES OF ELECTRIC PROPULSION

    MICROWAVE ELECTROTHERMAL THRUSTER

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    METs offer the following advantages over other types of propulsion units.
    • It offers 10 times more specific impulse than chemical thrusters

    • It offers multiple restart capability

    • A satellite weighing 6 tons with the use of chemical thrusters would weigh 4 tons when MET system is adopted for the same satellite.

    • Satellites which use MET offer more space for useful payload instead of wasteful propellant

    • It is safe (no static charge buildup and no interference) and highly reliable.

    • It is designed to increase the orbital life span of satellites by 5 years. Reduction in volume adds to reduced mission cost.
    PROPULSION FOR NANO SATELLITES


    Testing of MET thruster
    HALL EFFECT TRUSTERS

    MAGNETO PLASMA DYANMIC THRUSTER

    Strength of Private Sector. Bellatrix is nothing against bigger Indian Space companies like TASL, Mahindra Aerospace, Alpha Designs & Godrej Aerospace though.
    @Syed Asif may be interested.
     
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    Good job for India. Space programs lead to other technological findings and advances for the country.
     
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    Are you a Turk or Pakistani?:confused:
    Or you probably put this picture because you are selling that combat helicopter to Pakistan if I'm not wrong?:D

    And thanks for appreciation, Bellatrix is still very small, nowhere near against Indian Government and bigger Indian Private Conglomerates.
     
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