Hyderabad: Skyroot Aerospace, India’s first private space company has done the inevitable. It is all set to launch its first rocket in a week. In an official statement by Skyroot authorities, they have informed that Vikram S, the first privately made rocket in the country will be set for launch between Nov 12 and 16 in their maiden mission “Prarambh ” which means the beginning. It will be launched from ISRO’s launchpad and it will consist of 3 customer payloads.
India’s first aerospace startup Skyroot Aerospace authorities were “thrilled” to announce the news to the people of the country. They took to Twitter to share the news. In their post, they wrote, “Thrilled to announce #Prarambh, our maiden launch mission, also the first for the Indian private space sector, with launch window between 12-16 Nov ’22. Thanks to Chairman @isro for unveiling our mission patch and @INSPACeIND for all the support. Stay tuned🚀 #OpeningSpaceForAll.”
The CEO and Co-Founder of the start-up Pawan Kuma Chandana hinted at bad weather conditions playing spoilsport in the launch of the rocket. He said, “A launch window between November 12 and 16 has been notified by authorities, the final date being confirmed based on weather conditions.”
If this launch becomes successful then it will be a great achievement for India as well as the private space center. The COO of Skyroot Aerospace, Naga Bharath Daka said, “The Vikram-S rocket is a single-stage sub-orbital launch vehicle which would carry three customer payloads and help test and validate the majority of the technologies in the Vikram series of space launch vehicles.”
This private space center is based in Hyderabad and it aims to make space research cost-effective and reliable in the years to come. The people of India are eagerly waiting for this major space event to occur in a few days.