Launched by space start-up Skyroot Aerospace as part of its “Prarambh” mission, it took place at ISRO’s Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. According to a press release from Skyroot Aerospace, the mission, called “Prarambh” (the beginning), would send three payloads developed by the Armenian BazoomQ Space Research Lab, the Chennai-based Space Kids, and the Andhra Pradesh-based N Space Tech India.
On November 18, at 11:30 a.m., the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched Vikram-S, the country’s first rocket made by a commercial company.
Space start-up Skyroot Aerospace is developing the launch at ISRO’s Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota as part of its “Prarambh” mission.
Three satellites from Space Kidz India, Bazoomq Armenia, and N-Space Tech India were launched on its 545 kg, six-meter-long rocket.
The rocket’s engine will burn out 25 seconds after takeoff, at a height of 17.9 kilometres.
The rocket would launch its cargo into space at an altitude of 81.5 kilometres.
According to the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe), Department of Space (DOS), the launch of the rocket carrying three satellites was authorised on Thursday.
The nation’s space programme was established by Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, who is honoured with the name of Skyroot’s Vikram series launch vehicles.
The Kalam 80 propulsion system will be used to propel the three-stage Vikram-S rocket to a height of 120 kilometres above the surface of the Earth.
In order to demonstrate how the rocket is capable of launching substantial payloads into space in the future, three payloads will be carried on the mission and released during the sub-orbital flight.
In Hyderabad, in June 2018, Pawan Kumar Chandana and Naga Bharath Daka founded the rocket company.
200 employees are employed by the company, which has so far raised 526 crore in capital.