Bellatrix Aerospace
Founded2015; 8 years ago (2015)
  • Rohan M Ganapathy
  • Yashas Karanam
Key people
  • Rohan M Ganapathy
  • Yashas Karanam
ProductsChetak, Garuda
ServicesLaunch vehicle, Electric Propulsion Systems and Chemical Propulsion Rocket Engines [1]

Bellatrix Aerospace, is an Indian private aerospace manufacturer and small satellite company, headquartered in Bangalore, India. The company was established in 2015.[2] It plans to launch its own rocket named Chetak in 2023.[3] The two-stage Chetak rocket is powered by a number of their own Aeon engines. The Chetak rocket will use liquid methane as fuel.[4] In 2019 it announced plans to use water as propellant for an electric propulsion system.[2][5] On 8 February 2021 they announced that they partnered with Skyroot Aerospace.[6] On 9 February 2022, Rohan announced on Twitter that Bellatrix has stopped work on its rocket.[7]

In June 2022, the company raised $8 million in a Series A funding round to pursue the development of in-space propulsion systems.[8]

See also


  1. ^[self-published source]
  2. ^ a b "Indian startup Bellatrix Aerospace raises $3 million".
  3. ^ "Bellatrix Aerospace". Forbes.
  4. ^ "Rohan Ganapathy & Yashas Karanam: In propulsion mode". Forbes India.
  5. ^ "This B'luru Startup Helps ISRO Set up Satellites in a Cheap, Eco-friendly Manner". 26 March 2020. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  6. ^ @BellatrixAero (8 February 2021). "Thrilled announce our new product,..." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  7. ^ "Harsh, hello! We have stopped work on launch vehicles". Twitter. Retrieved 9 February 2022.
  8. ^ "India's Bellatrix Aerospace raises $8 million Series a for in-space propulsion project". 6 June 2022.