First successful launch of private rocket by ISRO

Recently the government announced the allowance of private sector companies to enter space. One such experiment was executed yesterday successfully in the ISRO headquarters.

The space regulator Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Center (IN-SPACe) had given a launch window for the rocket between November 15 and 19, 2022.

Vikram- S, India’s maiden private rocket was launched by Skyroot Aerospace from Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) launch pad. It is one of the first space startups to sign an MoU with ISRO to launch its rockets in 2021.

In the early morning of November 18th, the Vikram-S sub-orbital solid-stage rocket was launched successfully. It reached an apogee of 89.5 kilometers and it met all the mission criteria.

The successful launch of the Vikram-S rocket validated 80 percent of the technologies, as said by the company. The technologies will be used in the launch of the Vikram-1 orbital vehicle that is planned to be launched next year.



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