New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is known for launching the world’s cheapest rocket. Now India’s first private space company Skyroot (Private Company) will launch its first rocket Vikram-I. Formed about 4 years ago, Skyroot Aerospace Pvt. Ltd. has successfully passed the critical stage of testing the engine of India’s first private rocket Vikram-1. Vikram-1 is planned to launch by the end of this year. A private Indian company in the field of space science is slowly moving closer to making history.
When did the test?
The third phase test of Vikram-1 was named ‘Kalam 100’. The rocket engine successfully completed the entire period during static fire testing. The third phase burn time was 108 seconds. The third phase of the Vikram-1 rocket’s engine was tested on May 5 in Nagpur this month. In which the company had success. However, Skyroot announced the successful test on May 19.
What is Vikram-1?
Vikram-1 is a small launch vehicle capable of launching payloads up to 225 kg in space at an altitude of 500 km. Its purpose is to launch small satellites. The launch vehicle is named after Vikram Sarabhai, the father of the Indian space mission. The company is building three launch vehicles of the Vikram series. The payload of Vikram 2 rocket will be 450 kg and the payload of Vikram-3 will be 580 kg.
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Former ISRO engineers Pawan Chandna and Naga Bharat Daka started a startup called Skyroute Aerospace Pvt Ltd in 2018. During his tenure at ISRO, Pawan Chandana worked on important projects like India’s largest rocket GSLV MK3. Daka, on the other hand, worked on all important hardware and software as a flight computer engineer at ISRO. The dream of both of them is to make Skyroot a force in space like Elon Musk’s SpaceX.
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