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India’s first privately developed rocket Vikram-S successfully launched into space

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IndiaRocket Vikram-S developed by start-up company has been launched by India todayspaceThe successful launch of Space Research Organization (ISRO) ushers in an era of space exploration by the private sector in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called it an “important milestone” in the development of India’s private space industry.

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Vikram-S was developed by four-year-old startup Skyroot Aerospace; The rocket is named after Vikram, the father of India’s space programme. Vikram Sarabhai.

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With the help of ISRO and the Indian Space Promotion and Authorization Center (IN-SPACe), Vikram-S was launched on a suborbital (suborbital mission -orbital) mission at 11:30 am from the Sriharikota space station in southeastern India.

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Mission code-named Pramukh, meaning “beginning”, Vikram-S successfully sent three payloads with a total weight of 83 kg to an altitude of 89.5 km, and then splashed down in the Bay of Bengal (Bay of Bengal). The whole journey took about 300 seconds.

Prime Minister of India Narendra ModiTwitterCongratulations on the successful launch of Vikram-S, calling it a “historic moment” and a “significant milestone” in the development of India’s private space industry.

According to Skyroot Aerospace, Vikram-S is a single-section solid-fuel rocket with a core structure made of carbon fiber composite. It weighs 545 kg, is 6 m tall, and has a diameter of 0.375 m. It was completed in two. Years developed by a team of 200 engineers.

The startup said the mission will help test key systems and technologies for the next phase, the Vikram series of orbital-class space vehicles.

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