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Top 10 Emerging Space Tech Startups to Know in 2022

Learn more about the top 10 emerging space tech startups.

India is developing and evolving by making huge advancements in the space tech industry. With all this innovation they are attracting more and more investors’ attention. As there is enormous competition in the space tech sector, 60% of the startups fail without reaching the peak of success. India holds only 3% of the global space market which is valued at more than USD 350 billion. In manufacturing satellites, India has a 5% stake and 2% in rocket launches.

 

MeghVaahan

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

MeghaVaahan is a newly established space tech startup that designs, develops and manufactures spacecraft, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), and aircraft-related commercial and defense machinery.

 

NoPo Nanotechnologies

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

NoPo Technologies was founded with a vision of making humanity a space faring species. They manufacture high quality HiPCO® Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes for use in different markets. The carbon nanotube helps to reduce mass fraction allowing for safer trips and increased payload.

 

Astrogate Labs

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Astrogate Labs develops space communication systems that tackle the impedance of high-speed communication in space. The infrastructure of the company provides top-notch and secure communication links at a lower mass form and power at high data rates, unlike RF systems. This innovation allows the space industry to deal with high spectrum licensing costs and low bandwidth.

 

Kawa Space

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Kawa Space is a satellite observation platform on a mission to democratize space for all. It organizes the world’s satellite data and makes it universally accessible, queryable, and instantly useful. Kawa’s GEOINT platform enables teams of all sizes to decode their area of interest using a simple API call.

 

Aantriksh

Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Aantriksh is a space exploration, technology and education company. The company funds, supports and connects different innovative startups through an innovative group of programmes and people to increase sustainable growth of the economy.

 

Bellatrix Aerospace

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

The company works on advanced rocket propulsion and in-space propulsion systems. On February 8th 2021, it announced its partnership with Skyroot Aerospace (one of the startups on our list) to work on a joint mission. The startup has its labs in the Indian Institute of Science, and it has also signed an MoU with Dhruva Space  (one of the startups on our list) to work on a joint mission. Currently, it is developing a ‘space taxi’, an OTV, orbital transfer vehicle. The company is also planning to launch its rocket Chetak by 2023.

 

Dhruva Space

Location: Hyderabad, Telangana, India

The company works on small satellites for commercial, academic markets and the government. Currently, it’s working with ISRO and ESA. Dhruva Space signed a deal with AMSAT in 2014 to work jointly on an amateur radio satellite. In 2020 the company joined forces with Skyroot by signing an MoU to work on a joint space mission.

 

Pixxel

Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka

Pixxel is the only space tech startup that qualified for the 2019 Techstars Startbust Space Accelerator in LA, California, from Asia. In 2020 the startup also partnered with Newspace India Limited (NSIL), a commercial arm of ISRO to launch a remote sensing satellite of Pixxel on ISRO’s PSLV rocket. The company is planning to launch the ‘World’s highest resolution hyperspectral satellite constellation.’

 

Agnikul

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Agnikul recently launched the world’s first fully 3D rocket engine, the ‘Agnilet’ , a semi-cryogenic rocket engine. It was India’s first space startup that entered into an NDA with the DoS, Department of Space under the newly established Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe). It aims to develop and launch its small-lift launch vehicle namely ‘Agnibaan’ by 2022.

 

Skyroot Aerospace

Location: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Skyroot Aerospace is the first-ever privately-owned startup to develop a possibility of making a homegrown rocket engine. The startup develops small satellite launch vehicles (SSLVs). On February 8th 2021, Skyroot partnered with Bellatrix Aerospace to use the OTV with their launch vehicle of Vikram series.