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Model Rockets in India :Launch Update 2.0

From hurdles to accolades, it’s been a long journey. Along the way, we interacted with thousands of students, partners and teachers who have supported us and helped us grow. It’s now time to take things a notch higher.

Hello everyone,

” A very warm welcome to you all, and to our experienced Rocketeers, welcome back. It’s been a long time since we’ve have talked to you and boy do we have news to share”We created our rockets in mid 2015 and since then we have launched more than 35000 Typhoon model rockets housing B-class motors with over students from across the country, ranging from different backgrounds and age groups. Through all of this, there were only two things that remained constant: First, our aim and philosophy to introduce students to practical understanding based study methodologies for science and math and second, to make that process fun. We have received an overwhelming response for our efforts from students, teachers, parents, principals and academicians alike. We are so very grateful and we thank you all for the love.

During this time we have interacted with over 1,20,000 students and so many out of them inspired us to enable them to live the dreams of their young minds. These dreams share the same passions as ours do. The dreams of a vast and infinite future. The dreams of humans as a space-faring species. The dreams of space travel and colonisation of planets.

The children of today live in beautiful times. They will see within their lifetime not only the first human landing, but also efforts to set up human habitat on our celestial neighbour. They live on the precipice of a time when space science will enable technologies and applications never thought of or imagined before from 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 capabilities to access space. Add to that the advances the Indian space program, ISRO has made in the present. What with its impressive track record of successful projects including the Mangalyaan and the upcoming Gaganyaan, space has become very accessible. The children live in an exploratory age which has arrived again after almost 400 years.

To bring the dream of space closer, to take students to the age of rockets, satellites and space travel, to build a world where space is as accessible as our skies, to conceive these technologies and more, we are creating a tool for enthusiasts, students, scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs. We present to you:

“ROCKETEERS RESEARCH INSTITUTE”

Our secret Sauce/USP is our curriculum and content design philosophy . We call it Experiential Learning. We have inculcated into our curriculum of experiential learning, an ever increasing plethora of industry professionals, Experts, Academics, Scientists and NewSpace pioneers. We incorporate their case studies into our curriculum to make the program industry relevant, oriented and also to keep it updated to the latest best practices in space tech. For our Cubesat curriculum we are already consulting over 30 ISRO scientists and more than 20 private space industries .

We are also working on formulating end to end solutions for :

● Space technology centric K12 & STEM education for schools

● Model Rocketry, CanSats and DIY Education for students & Enthusiasts

● Satellite and sounding rocket projects for colleges

● Workshops, courses & fellowships for professionals

● Skilling, training and recruitment solutions for Newspace industry.

We have Mr. JS Mann (Honorary Trustee, Indian Public School’s Conference) and Dr. Issaac

Kurien( Dean, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, & Ex- HOD, Aerospace

Engineering, IIT Bombay) as our education mentors.

All of this did create quite some noise and we couldn’t be happier for it. We are featured in many portals like Economic Times, The Hindu, Astronaut Today, The Week and many more. We have also been listed in Economic Times’ 50 startups to watch out for in 2017, where we were the first startup chosen in the Technology Category . Another feather on our hat is that we are one of the top 80 startups from India at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. We are also proud to launch our line up of model rockets. We are making India’s first indigenously developed range of solid fuel propelled model rockets and associated kits. These kits come complete with all the materials and instructions you will need to assemble and fly your model rockets. With the simplest kits starting at Rs.890, model rocketry is in the palm of your hands. What’s more, these kits are available online at our store as well at https://www.rocketeers.in/shop-rockets.

We have put in years of research, hard work and passion into these kits. They have been painstakingly designed to give you an experience like no other. Your purchase of these kits would mean a lot to us and also give us the impetus to keep working on coming up with exciting new models.

We hope we receive the same love from you as we did for our endeavours till now. Over the course of the next month we will be introducing you to the new set of our programs :

● New range of Model Rocketry and CanSat Workshops

● Much wider range of DIY kits

● Rocketeers Space Technology Labs for schools

● Rocketeers Space Leadership Fellowship

We will also be talking about the exciting developments in space tech across the world with articles about the industry, entrepreneurship in space, New Space, Space Policy and Laws.

Not just that, we will also start conducting competitive programs for students who excel in our programs with opportunities to work on actual flight hardware like sounding rockets and cubesats.

All of this just reiterates our motto:

“Rocket Science in every Classroom”

It’s been a long journey to get to where we are now and we wouldn’t have done it any other way. Through all the hoops and hurdles we had to get over, our passion for the work we do has kept us going. We have so much more to do and so much more to give. We are reaching for the stars…literarily. Until then, like always, stay “Nuts About Rockets”!

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