Watch: Historic day for ISRO, 'Vikram-S' India's first privately built rocket successfully launched

The 6-metre tall Vikram-S will soar to an altitude of around 81 km after its launch from Satish Dhawan Space Centre

AgenciesUpdated: Monday, November 21, 2022, 02:05 PM IST
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Sriharikota: The country's first privately made rocket is launched from here on Friday, with the vehicle named as a tribute to the father of India's space programme, Vikram Sarabhai.

Vikram-S was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from its spaceport here, about 115 km from Chennai. Symbolising a new start, the mission has been named 'Prarambh' (the beginning).

Developed by four-year-old startup Skyroot Aerospace, today's event marks the private sector's maiden foray into the launched vehicle segment, after the space segment was thrown open to private players in 2020.

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

The 6-meter-tall Vikram-S soared to an altitude of around 81 km after its launched from Satish Dhawan Space Center, carrying two domestic payloads and one from a foreign customer.

(Agency inputs)

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