Vikram-S Launching: Today India has ushered in a new era in space. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has launched the country’s first private rocket ‘Vikram-S’. This rocket (Vikram-S) has been built by Skyroot Aerospace Company based in Hyderabad. Vikram-S was launched today (Friday) from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota. The name of this mission is ‘Rambh’ kept This will give a new height to the entry of private sector in the country’s space industry.
Rocket ‘Vikram-S’ is named after India’s great scientist and founder of ISRO, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai. Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Center (IN-SPACE) Chairman Pawan Goenka said this is a big leap for the private sector in India. He congratulated Skyroute for becoming the first Indian company authorized to launch a rocket. Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitinder Singh said that India is creating history by launching the first private rocket developed by ‘Skyroot Aerospace’ from Sriharikota under the guidelines of ISRO.
Big moment for India- Vikram-S flies into sub-orbital. Now the name of India is associated with those countries, which send rockets of private companies into space. Vikram-S will reach an altitude of 81 km after launch from Satish Dhawan Space Centre. Three payloads of two domestic and one foreign client are being carried in this mission. The Vikram-S sub-orbital flight is carrying three payloads from Chennai-based start-up Space Kids, Andhra Pradesh-based start-up N-Space Tech and Armenian start-up BazumQ Space Research Lab.
The rocket will be launched cheaply – less Budget. Its fuel has been changed for cheaper launching. LNG i.e. Liquid Natural Gas and Liquid Oxygen (LoX) will be used instead of normal fuel in this launch. This fuel is economical as well as non-polluting. Skyroot Aerospace Company is very serious about the successful launch of the rocket. Before launching, the company has tested the rocket in several ways. On 25 November 2021, Nagpur-based Solar Industry Ltd. Its first 3D printed cryogenic engine was successfully tested at its test facility.
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