Vikram S Rocket by ISRO Live Updates: The Indian space technology startup Skyroot Aerospace launched its first rocket into orbit today at 11:30 a.m. The Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) launchpad in Sriharikota saw the launch of the Vikram-S rocket, the first in the Vikram series. India is now hosting its first private rocket launch.
Vikram-S rocket launch by ISRO: Key Points
- Vikram-S is a single stage fuel rocket designed to test the majority of Skyroot Aerospace’s project’s systems and procedures, prior to the launch of Vikram-1 which is planned for next year.
- Today’s launch is also a suborbital one, which means the spacecraft will travel into space and not maintain an orbit around the Earth for more than five minutes. Check out the launch live stream down below.
Vikram-S rocket by ISRO: Mission Prarambh successful
- Vikram-S became the first private rocket from India to launch into space, with the successful completion of its mission.
- The Vikram-S has surpassed its goal of 80 kilometres above sea level with a peak altitude of 89.5 kilometres. The rocket will soon start to descend and safely splash down 130 kilometres from land in the Bay of Bengal.
- The Vikram-S rocket has successfully launched. The rocket is currently ascending to its highest point and has already surpassed Mach-5 speeds.
A historic moment for India as the rocket Vikram-S, developed by Skyroot Aerospace, took off from Sriharikota today! It is an important milestone in the journey of India’s private space industry. Congrats to @isro & @INSPACeIND for enabling this feat. pic.twitter.com/IqQ8D5Ydh4
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 18, 2022
Launch of Vikram-S by ISRO: About Vikram-S
- The 6-meter-tall spacecraft, created by Hyderabad-based firm Skyroot Aerospace Private Limited, reached a top altitude of 89.5 kilometres before splashing down into the Bay of Bengal approximately five minutes later. The name of this expedition was Prarambh.
- Over the course of two years, the Vikram-S rocket was created using cutting-edge technologies like carbon composite structures and 3D-printed parts. It is a single-stage, solid fuel, suborbital rocket.
- The Vikram II and Vikram III series make up the 545 kilogramme Vikram launch vehicle.
Vikram-S by ISRO: About
- Vikram-S was equipped with three customer payloads that will map the measurement and validation of specific flight parameters and payload integration processes.
- Its gross lift off mass was 545 kg, and its payload mass was 80 kg.
- This flight served as a technological demonstration of the company’s capabilities. Subject to IN-technical SPACe’s approval, the rocket will aid in the validation of technology that will be utilized in Skyroot’s upcoming Vikram-1 orbital vehicle, which is scheduled for launch next year.
- The largest funded private space start-up in India, Skyroot Aerospace was founded by Pawan Kumar Chandana and Naga Bharath Daka in June 2018.
- It has 200 employees and has won two national awards for its work in space.
Vikram-S rocket by ISRO: India’s Commercial Space Sector
- To support India’s commercial space sector economy, the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) has been working as a single-window, independent nodal agency of the Department of Space (DOS).
- In the past six months, it has inked 16 Memorandums of Understanding and granted five Space NGEs authorizations to conduct space activities in India. More than 150 Space NGE applications for authorization, facilitation, and promotion have so far been received by IN-SPACe.
- Skyroot Aerospace views Friday’s mission as a significant accomplishment because it will help test and validate the majority of the technologies in the Vikram series of orbital-class space launch vehicles, including numerous sub-systems and technologies that will be tested both prior to liftoff and during the launch itself.
- Students from India, the United States, Singapore, and Indonesia constructed “Fun-Sat,” a 2.5 kilogramme payload for the Chennai-based aerospace business Spacekidz.
Vikram-S rocket by ISRO: Who created it?
- Vikram-S was created by Skyroot Aerospace over the course of about two years using cutting-edge technologies, such as carbon composite structures and 3D-printed parts.
- With 200 employees and 526 crore in capital raised to date, the company founded by Pawan Kumar Chandana and Naga Bharath Daka in June 2018 is the largest privately funded space startup in India. It has won two national awards.