Skyroot Successfully Launched Vikram-S – India’s First Privately Built Rocket !

The rocket Vikram-S aimed to place three satellites in orbit. India’s private sector today stepped ahead into the nation’s space sector. It successfully launched a rocket carrying three satellites into orbit.

Vikram-S is the rocket made by a new Hyderabad-based start-up Skyroot Aerospace. It raised up at 11.30 am from the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Sriharikota range on India’s southwestern coast.

As per the reports, in less than five minutes, it had fallen into the Bay of Bengal. It did the job successfully which was to place its payload in space as planned. The three satellites launched today by Vikram-S were built by

  • Chennai-based startup Space Kids,
  • Andhra Pradesh-based N Space Tech India, and
  • Armenian BazoomQ Space Research Lab.

Soon after the incredible and complete success of the mission, named “Prarambh” (the beginning), they took to its Twitter account and gladly confirmed the development.

“Vikram-S soared to an altitude of 89.5 km after its launch and met all the parameters,” Skyroot Aerospace said.

Skyroot’s Vikram S is a single-stage suborbital rocket. It is powered by solid-fuel thrust and has been named after Vikram Sarabhai, the father of Indian space research.

“The Vikram-S rocket…would help test and validate the majority of the technologies in the Vikram series of space launch vehicles,” Naga Bharath Daka, chief operating officer of Skyroot Aerospace, had said earlier in a statement.