· Name of the Startup: Bellatrix Aerospace Pvt Ltd
· Incubated at: Society for Innovation & Development, IISc, Bangalore
· Founder(s): Rohan M Ganapathy, Yashas Karanam
· Team strength: 14
· Current Status: Product Development
· Year of enrollment: 2015
· Technology Domain/Sector: Aerospace/Defence
· Notable Achievements:
Developed and patented a novel electric propulsion system that runs on water as propellant and accounts to 3X overall mission cost saving compared to traditional chemical propulsion systems. The company has also received a developmental contract from ISRO for this technology.
· Brief profile (Including product details):
Bellatrix Aerospace is an IISc incubated space tech company involved in the development of advanced in-space propulsion systems. The company’s vision is to reduce the cost of access to space through disruptive innovation. Bellatrix aims to become a global leader by providing propulsion systems to cater to all classes of satellites and by supplying to satellite manufacturers around the globe. The current product lineup comprises of:
i. Microwave Plasma Thruster for heavy satellites
ii. Green Monopropellant Thrusters for small satellite chemical propulsion
iii. Hall Thrusters for micro and small satellite electric propulsion
iv. Nano thrusters for nano satellites
In each of the thruster sections mentioned above, we provide best in class products at affordable prices. We work on the model of indigenous development of most of the sub-systems, which helps us reduce costs.
· Capital raised/Revenue generated:
The company is in the process of raising its Pre-Series A round. So far, the company is generating small revenues (<40 lakhs/annum) as it is still at product development stage.
· Awards and accolades:
i. Received TDB National Award in 2017 from Hon’ble President of India for “Indigenous development of technology with potential for commercialization”.
ii. Selected among top 100 startups in Karnataka through Elevate 100 (Govt of Karnataka)
iii. Awarded Best Space Tech Startup 2018 by Start AP (Govt of Andhra Pradesh)
iv. Awarded Promising Space Technology Company 2018 by IESA
v. Founders of the company were featured on ‘Forbes 30 under 30’ 2018 list
· IP Generated (if any):
Jointly applied for a patent on development of Microwave Electrothermal Thruster in collaboration with JSW Steel Limited. (Application No: 4333/MUM/2015)
· Contact details
1st Floor, Entrepreneurship Centre, Society for Innovation and Development, Indian Institute of Science campus, Bangalore – 5600012
o Website – www.bellatrix.aero
Contact number – 9008523170 (This is for reference of office of MietY only and we prefer not to display phone number on portal)