Ushering in a new era in India’s space sector, the country’s first private rocket ‘Vikram-S’ will be launched



Vikram-S will fly in sub-orbit. If India succeeds in this mission, it will be among the top countries in the world in launching private space rockets.

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New Delhi: India is going to usher in a new era in space today. The Indian Space Research Organization is going to launch the country’s first private rocket ‘Vikram-S’. The rocket has been developed by Hyderabad-based SkyRoot Aerospace Company. The launch of ‘Vikram-S’ will take place today (Friday) at 11:30 am from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota. This mission has been named ‘Parrambh’. After the entry of the private sector, the country’s space industry will also reach new heights.

The rocket is named ‘Vikram-S’ after the great Indian scientist and founder of ISRO, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai. Pawan Goenka, chairman of the Indian National Space Promotion and Authority Center (IN-SPACE), said this is a big leap for the private sector in India. He congratulated SkyRoot for becoming the first Indian company to be allowed to launch a rocket. Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh said that India is about to create history by launching the first private rocket developed by ‘Skyroot Aerospace’ from Sriharikota under ISRO guidelines.

Vikram-S will fly in sub-orbit. This will be a kind of test file, if India succeeds in this mission, its name will be among the leading countries in the world in terms of private space rocket launching. Vikram-S will reach an altitude of 81 km after launch from Satish Dhawan Space Centre. The mission will carry three payloads of two domestic and one foreign customer. The Vikram-S suborbital flight will carry three payloads from startup Space Kids from Chennai, startup N-Space Tech from Andhra Pradesh and Armenian startup Bazoom Q Space Research Lab.

A low budget rocket launch is planned. Its fuel has been changed for cheaper launching. In this launch, instead of conventional fuel, LNG i.e. Liquefied Natural Gas and Liquid Oxygen (LOX) will be used. This fuel is economical as well as pollution free. SkyRoot Aerospace Company is very serious about the successful launch of the rocket. The company has tested the rocket in several ways before launching it. Solar Industry Limited located in Nagpur on 25 November 2021. Its first 3D printed cryogenic engine was successfully tested in its test facility.

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