skyroot-aerospaceSkyroot Aerospace, Co-founded by Pawan Kumar Chandana (12), promises small satellites to space

YourStory (October 15, 2019)

[Tech 30] This spacetech startup by former ISRO scientists can put small satellites in orbit within a week

Gone are the days when only government-run space agencies could send satellites and rockets to space. Today, corporates and even budding startups can and are doing so. And no, we're not talking about Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, or Richard Branson.

Meet Pawan Kumar Chandana (29) (IIT-KGP, '12) and Naga Bharath Daka (30) (IIT-Madras), two former ISRO scientists who founded Skyroot Aerospace in June 2018. The Hyderabad-based spacetech startup is building small satellite launch vehicles (SSLV) for small satellites, and promises to launch them into space within a week of a customer's approach.

This is an impressive claim since sending a small satellite (weighing less than 500 kg) into space would normally take a little more than six months by a government-run space agency.

With a product and promise like that, it is no wonder that the company caught the attention of investors like Mukesh Bansal and Ankit Nagori, Co-founders of CureFit, who invested Rs 10.3 crore in Skyroot as seed funding in June 2018. (Read More) (Skyroot Aerospace Website)