A sub-orbital mission carrying three payloads is scheduled to launch on November 15 with India’s first privately developed rocket, the Vikram-S, according to Hyderabad-based Skyroot Aerospace.
Skyroot Aerospace will launch its first mission, dubbed "Prarambh" (the beginning), from the Sriharikota launchpad of the Indian Space Research Organization with the payloads of two Indian and one foreign customer.
Heartbeats accelerate. Everyone is looking up towards the sky.
The planet is attentive.
“Everything leads to a launch on November 15, 2022,” Skyspace Aerospace stated on Friday.
According to CEO and co-founder of Skyroot Aerospace Pawan Kumar Chandana, the launch is set for 11:30 a.m.
With this mission, Skyroot will launch a rocket into space for the first time as a private space company in India, ushering in a new era for the space industry, which was opened up in 2020 to allow for private sector participation.
In honour of Vikram Sarabhai, the pioneer of the Indian space programme and a renowned scientist, Skyroot’s launch vehicles bear the name “Vikram.”
Skyroot, a company based in Hyderabad, was the first to sign a memorandum of understanding with ISRO for the launch of its rockets.
By expanding its mission to make spaceflights accessible, dependable, and regular for everyone, it seeks to dismantle entry barriers to cost-effective satellite launch services and spaceflight, according to the statement.
With its establishment in 2018, Skyroot has made use of cutting-edge composite and 3D printing technologies to successfully construct and test India’s first privately developed cryogenic, hypergolic-liquid, and solid fuel-based rocket engines.
In September of this year, Skyroot Aerospace was successful in raising USD 51 million through a Series-B financing round.
In July of last year, it had raised USD 11 million in a Series-A capital raise.
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