First Private Rocket Vikram-S Launched from Sriharikota:India, which has raised the flag of its success worldwide in the field of space, has created another history. India has successfully launched its first private rocket Vikram-S from Sriharikota. It is believed to be the beginning of a new era in the country’s space. This rocket took off for space at 11.30 am today. With this, a new page has been added in the history of India’s space from today.
India’s space program reached new heights on Friday when the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched the country’s first such rocket from its center in Sriharikota. It is completely privately developed. The rocket has been named ‘Vikram-S’ as a tribute to Vikram Sarabhai, the father of India’s space programme. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched Vikram-S from its spaceport here, about 115 km from Chennai.
Vikram left with three payloads
The mission has been named ‘Prarambh’ to symbolize a new beginning. With the first launch of the Vikram-S rocket by four-year-old start-up ‘Skyroot Aerospace’, there is a new dawn of hope in India. This marks the entry of the private sector into the country’s space industry, which has been dominated by state-owned ISRO for decades. Skyroot Aerospace has become the first private sector company in India to step into the Indian space program after the central government opened up the space industry to the private sector in 2020. Vikram-S has reached an altitude of 81 km after being launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center. The mission also carried three payloads from two domestic and one foreign customer. This rocket has been developed by Hyderabad based company Skyroot Aerospace. Cryonic fuel has been used in this.
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