oi-Neeraj Kumar Yadav
India’s first rocket Vikram-S developed by the private sector can be launched in the second week of November. This mission will be historic as rockets in the country have so far been launched by the public sector only. According to the information, the design and launch of the rocket developed by the private sector is being led by the Indian Space Research Organization.
Rocket can be launched between 12-16 November
It has been said from the company that the mission can be launched between November 12-16. However, the company has not told about the scheduled launch date. At the same time, it is said that the company has already got approval for technical launch from IN-SPACe, the country’s nodal agency to promote and regulate space-tech players.
Speaking to India Today, Skyroute Business Development Lead Sirish Pallikonda said that the Vikram S rocket is a single-stage sub-orbital launch vehicle, which will carry three customer payloads simultaneously. However, a final decision has not been taken on the launch date. Nevertheless, it can be said that the launch of the rocket can be done between November 12 and 16.
At the same time, Telangana-based aerospace company said on Tuesday that we are excited about the launch of the rocket developed by the private sector. Preparations have been completed in Bangalore for its launch. Skyroute is developing three variants of the Vikram rocket. While Vikram-I can carry 480 kg payload into low earth orbit, Vikram-II is capable of lifting 595 kg cargo. Apart from this, Vikram-III can be launched with 815 kg to 500 km low-inclination orbit.
According to officials the Vikram-I launch vehicle will be powered by Kalam-100 rocket. The rocket has also undergone a fire test earlier this year. Here, Pawan Chandana, co-founder of Skyroot has tweeted about the launch. In his tweet, he wrote, “Extremely thrilled to announce the first launch mission from the beautiful island of Sriharikota.
According to the information, the initial mission will be launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota off the coast of Andhra Pradesh. The mission will carry three payloads. It consists of a 2.5 kg payload, which has been developed by students from several countries including India under the aegis of SpaceKidzIndia.
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Vikram-S launch india first private rocket in 12 to 16 november
Story first published: Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 18:36 [IST]