Vikram-S: India’s first privately developed rocket’s initial mission successful | india news

Sriharikota: India’s first privately developed rocket, Vikram-SThe sounding rocket was successfully launched in a sub-orbital mission from the complex Sriharikota Spaceport on Friday. was developed by Rocket Startup skyroot aerospace.
Vikram-S took off at 11.30 am with a ‘mission named’.Start‘ (the beginning). About 2.3 minutes after lift-off, the rocket reached an altitude of 81.5 km with three payloads weighing a total of 83 kg. After 4.84 minutes, the rocket splashed down in the Bay of Bengal, about 115.6 km from Sriharikota.
The payloads belonged to Space Kidz India, Bazoomak Armenia and N-Space Tech India and are equipped with sensors for measurement of acceleration, pressure and others.
Skyroot said that Vikram-S was a single-stage sub-orbital rocket powered by solid-fuel propulsion. The rocket was built using advanced technologies including carbon composite structures and 3D-printed components. “The Vikram-S orbital class will help test and validate most of the technologies in the Vikram series of space launch vehicles, including a number of sub-systems and technologies that will be tested in the pre-liftoff and post-liftoff phases of the launch,” Hyderabad – said the headquarters company. Skyroot is the first Indian startup to sign MoU with ISRO To launch a rocket into space.
After the mission was declared successful, Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Center (IN-SPACe) chairman Pawan Goenka said, “All systems worked as planned. Skyroot demonstrated the subsystems that would go into their orbital class of launch vehicles. This is a new beginning for the Indian space sector and a historic moment for all of us.”
Union minister Jitendra Singh, who witnessed the launch, said, “This is indeed a new beginning and a new dawn in the journey of India’s space programme.” The minister thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for opening up the space sector for private participation.
India’s space regulator and promoter, the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Center (IN-SPACe), is working as a single-window autonomous nodal agency of the Department of Space (DoS) to boost the economy of the private space sector.
Pawan Kumar Chandna, CEO & Co-Founder, Skyroot Aerospace, said, “We created history today by launching India’s first privately developed rocket. This marks the beginning of a new era in the Indian space ecosystem. We wish IN-Space and ISRO give thanks.”

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