Skyroot Aerospace Vikram-S Mission: India's first privately made rocket ready for launch on Friday
Sriharikota: All eyes are on the space launch of India's first privately made rocket by Telangana-based startup Skyroot Aerospace.
The Vikram-S mission is carrying three payloads developed by SpaceKidz India, Bazoomq Armenia, and N-Space Tech India.
Following PM @narendramodi's decision to open Space sector for private participation, India all set to make history by launching from Sriharikota the first-ever private Rocket "Vikram-S" developed by #StartUp "Skyroot Aerospace" under the guidance of #ISRO. #OpeningSpaceForAll pic.twitter.com/pxuRFmAYjr— Dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh) November 16, 2022
It has been developed over a span of 2 years and this would be its demonstration mission, which includes the pre-lift-off, lift-off, ascent, and deployment phase of the satellites.
Powered by solid-fuelled propulsion, advanced avionics, and a carbon-fiber core structure, it would reach an altitude of 120 kilometers above the surface of Earth.
Mission set. Happy to announce the authorization received from IN-SPACe yesterday for 18 November ’22, 11:30 AM, after final checks on readiness and weather. Here’s our #Prarambh mission brochure for you. Watch this space for the launch live link.#OpeningSpaceForAll pic.twitter.com/IKAYeYKAYp— Skyroot Aerospace (@SkyrootA) November 17, 2022
It is aimed at testing and validating the system, designs, and technology of orbital-class launch vehicles, including several sub-systems and technologies.
The Vikram-S mission will launch on November 18 at 11:30 am from the sounding rocket complex, Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
There it is!— Skyroot Aerospace (@SkyrootA) November 14, 2022
Catch a glimpse of our Vikram-S at the rocket integration facility at Sriharikota, as it gets ready for the momentous day. Weather seems great for the launch on 18 Nov 11:30 AM.#Prarambh #OpeningSpaceForAll pic.twitter.com/b0nptNlA1N
The mission will test 80 percent of technologies to be used in the full Vikram variants.