Vikram's : India's first private rocket all set for launch tomorrow


Vikram-S, India's first privately developed rocket is all set to launch from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s launchpadat Sriharikota tomorrow, Tuesday, November 15. This move will provide a favorable environment to private players in the space sector.


India's first private rocket, Vikram-S, is developed by a Hyderabad-based startup Skyroot Aerospace. The rocket will be launched on a sub-orbital mission, named as Prarambh, with three payloads.


India's first private rocket, Vikram-S, is developed by a Hyderabad-based startup Skyroot Aerospace. The rocket will be launched on a sub-orbital mission, named as Prarambh, with three payloads.


Apart from being the nation's first private launch, it will also be the maiden mission of Skyroot Aerospace, named 'Prarambh', and will carry a total of three payloads in space. Out of them, two will be Indian customers and one will be foreign customers.


The successful launch of the mission will make Skyroot the first private space company to launch a rocket in space from India. This will pave way for the growth of India's private space sector which was opened in 2020. Since then, the country has been trying to attract private space companies to launch rockets from India.


The name of the launch vehicles of Skyroot are kept 'Vikram' as a mark to pay tribute to the founder of the Indian Indian space programme and renowned scientist Vikram Sarabhai. Skyroot company was the first startup to enter into a memorandum of understanding with ISRO for launching its rockets.


The ultimate aim of opening the space sector for private companies in India is to provide a conducive environment for cost-efficient satellite launch services by disrupting the entry barriers. This will help these companies in advancing their mission and make spaceflights affordable, reliable and regular for all.

Source credit : https://www.livemint.com/news/india/vikrams-india-s-first-private-rocket-all-set-for-launch-tomorrow-11668388683742.html


Edited by Ragul Senthil https://www.linkedin.com/in/ragulms

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