10 facts about India's first private rocket 'Vikram-S' you must know

The Vikram-S India's first private rocket which is developed by a four-year-old start-up based in Hyderabad

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Friday, November 18, 2022, 12:54 PM IST
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India just created history; Read know more about the facts of India's first private rocket launch |

India's rocket startup Skyroot Aerospace on Friday successfully began its space journey with its rocket Vikram-S and dawning of a new chapter in the country's space history pages. The rocket launched from Sriharikota at 11.30 a.m. today, i.e., on November 18, 2022.

Here are a few facts that you should know about the mission 'Prarambh.'

  • The Vikram-S is developed by a four-year-old start-up based in Hyderabad.

  • Naga Bharath Daka and Pawan Chandana are the co-developers who developed India's first private rocket.

  • They named their company Skyroot Aerospace, which was founded in 2018.

  • This mission is called 'Prambh,' which means "the beginning," and it carries three payloads built by N Space Tech India in Andhra Pradesh, Space Kids in Chennai, and Armenia's BazoomQ Space Research Lab.

  • The rocket is named 'Vikram-S' after the father of the Indian Space Program, Vikram Sarabhai.

  • The Vikram-S traveled to an altitude of 89.5 km.

  • Skyroot Aerospace has raised INR 526 crore in capital so far, and the company aims to create "open space for all."

  • The Vikram-S will place the payload in a 500 km low inclination orbit.

  • S. Somanath, the chairperson of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), stated on Thursday that the space agency has registered approximately 100 start-ups.

  • "I am happy to announce the successful completion of Mission Prarambh - the beginning of Skyroot Aerospace," said Pawan Kumar Goenka, Chairman of INSPACe.

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