We are nuts about rockets! We are Rocketeers!
Rocketeers India’s first solid fuel powered model rocket kit manufacturer, supplying kits to schools, colleges and rocket enthusiasts across the country. Rocketeers also provides turnkey educational solutions incorporating experiential learning based STEM education using scientifically designed curriculum, experiments and projects to students and educational institutions across the country.
The children today live in beautiful times. Within their lifetimes, they will see not only the first human landing on our celestial neighbor, but also our efforts to set up human habitat there. They live in a world where space science is enabling technologies and applications never imagined before in sectors such as agriculture, communication, data analytics, disaster management and prediction, energy, travel and tourism and many more. Not only will the students of today see these technologies in their lifetimes but they will be the ones driving them as we build more and more capacity to access space. They live in an exploratory age which has arrived again after almost 400 years.
We provide Plug and Play educational programs for students, institutions and businesses that can be deployed without disrupting any of the normal activities of the institution or the company. Our programs and activities are enabling us to create a platform providing such students with a step by step path to become the spacecraft builders of tomorrow irrespective of their location and formal education. We will give students across the country the very tools they need to learn, build and develop their abilities and skills to become rocket scientists, who will now go on to colonize Mars and newer frontiers than ever before. India is one of the leading space faring nations of the world. As ISRO supports more and more privatization and asks for support from the private industry, Rocketeers is building the much-needed ecosystem that acts as the primary growth driver and talent pool for this industry.
The curriculum and content design philosophy called Experiential Learning, we have inculcated into our curriculum experiential learning of an ever increasing plethora of industry professionals, Experts, Academics, Scientists and NewSpace pioneers. Incorporation of their experiential case studies, has made our curriculum highly industry relevant and oriented. It also keeps it updated with latest best practices in space tech. For our Cubesat curriculum, we are already consulted over 30 ISRO scientists and more than 20 private space industries.
So here is to our motto : "Rocket Science in every Classroom"
With our aim to create this ecosystem, we are building an access portal to space technology for the masses, to democratize space technology and make access universal.
January 2017 - Awarded Top Technology Startup by Times of India
September 2017 - Nominated by NITI Aayog to India International Science Festival
October 2017 - Nominated by DIPP as Top 80 Indian Startups at GES -2017 showcased to Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump
January 2018 - Awarded Runner up at ET NOW and Lufthansa Runway to Success aired on ET Now (Oct 2017 - Jan 2018)
July 2018 - Launched India’s first completely indigenised range of model rocketry Motors, Components and DIY Kits
Hailing from Ludhiana, Punjab, Divyanshu loves to be left off centre. Space sciences have always fascinated him. After graduating from Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Kerala, he worked in India's space Mecca, ISRO. In fact he was even a part of the team for Chandrayaan II. However, Divyanshu's heart was in expanding the reach of rocketry in India and creating an ecosystem of model rocketry. Thus started Rocketeers. He handles the complete production, manufacturing and also looks into sales, marketing and regulation. In ways, he's a serial entrepreneur, having also started Pub'd Up, a customer loyalty app. When not working, Divyanshu enjoys live performances and chai!
Akash is the technical powerhouse of the team, handling the design, development and production of the motor engines. Some would say, he is the reason the rocketeers rockets fly. Born and raised in Patna, Bihar, Akash had space dreams since he was young. Those dreams turned to reality when he graduated from Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Kerala and got into ISRO where he got a chance to work on cryogenic propulsion systems at the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre. While at ISRO, he saw that rocketry wasn't popular outside the walls of ISRO and sought to change that. And that's how Rocketeers happened. A foodie at heart, Akash loves traveling and hopes to learn to play the guitar, eventually.
Siddharth is a wandering engineer who is trying to find his place in the world and possibly leave his mark. After spending more than 4 years at a blue chip MNC, handling sales and marketing in a waste management company for a couple of years and running a cafe for 8 odd months, time was ripe for him to delve headfirst into a new challenge teeming with possibilities and energy. "And that's how I got into writing" he says. A trained dancer, amateur actor and a passionate foodie, creativity is what drives him. He truly believe that humility and a smile can go a long way!
A true Mumbaikar at heart, Ashokan has done it all. From working in a chemical lab to help run and curate a public library to helping set up a information center/library at an NGO, Ashokan is has had a colorful life. He even started his own publication company which handled the sales and distribution education materials and journals. However, when he heard of Rocketeers, he knew he had to be a part of it. Here, he handles our educational program outreach and interacts with various educational institutes to help spread the joy of rocketry. A sport enthusiast, he enjoys Table Tennis, Cricket, photography and the occasional trek.
Hailing from the charming village of Ponduru, Andhra Pradesh, Hari is our people's person. An aeronautical engineer by education, he always had his sights set to the skies. In fact, he even dabbled in water rockets and aero-modelling. So time came to find a place of work, Rocketeers was the obvious choice for him. Here, he manages the production and R&D of our rocket motors and coordinates amongst all the people involved to ensure that the work gets done. When not working, Hari usually spends his time playing outdoor sports or curling up with a book.