All About Vikram-S, First Private Rocket Made in India!
Skyroot Aerospace is a startup based in Hyderabad founded by Pawan Chandana and Bharath Daka in June 2018. It is a two-time national award-winning space startup, with 200 employees, and is the largest funded private space start up in India with ₹526 crore raised as capital till date.
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It was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota with support from ISRO and IN-SPACe (Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre). The rocket carried 3 payloads built by AP based N Space Tech India, Chennai-based Space Kids and Armenian BazoomQ Space Research Lab.
It was developed by a 200-engineer team within a record time of two years. It has been built using advanced technologies including carbon composite structures and 3D-printed components.
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Vikram-S is powered by solid fuelled propulsion, cutting-edge avionics and a carbon fibre core structure. The rocket will help validate the technologies that will be used in the subsequent Vikram-1 orbital vehicle of Skyroot.