Bengaluru-based start-up develops green propulsion system for spacecraft

Bellatrix Aerospace Pvt Ltd, a Bengaluru-based start-up, funded by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has developed a `Green Propulsion System’, which uses a green monopropellant thruster for altitude control and orbit keeping of micro satellites, making a big leap in space defence technology. The green propulsion system, developed with support from DRDO’s Technology Development Fund (TDF) scheme, has successfully demonstrated in-orbit functionality of the technology on a payload launched by PSLV C-58 mission.