The launch of India's first private rocket is scheduled for November 12–16.

 


Co-founders of Skyroot Aerospace announce the mission patch for "Prarambh," India's first private rocket launch, alongside ISRO Chairman S. Somanath.


India's first privately developed rocket, the Vikram-S, is scheduled to launch between November 12 and 16, Hyderabad-based space startup Skyroot Aerospace announced on Tuesday. The mission, dubbed "Prarambh," will carry three customer payloads and will launch from ISRO's launchpad at Sriharikota.


Three customer payloads will be carried on Skyroot Aerospace's first mission, "Prarambh," which is scheduled to launch from the Sriharikota launchpad of the Indian Space Research Organization.



According to Skyroot Aerospace CEO and co-founder Pawan Kumar Chandana, "a launch window between November 12 and 16 has been notified by authorities, with the exact date being verified based on weather conditions."


A new era for the Indian space industry


With this mission, Skyroot Aerospace will launch a rocket into orbit for the first time as a private space enterprise in India, ushering in a new era for the space industry, which was opened up in 2020 to allow for private sector participation.


According to Naga Bharath Daka, Chief Operating Officer of Skyroot Aerospace, "The Vikram-S rocket is a single-stage sub-orbital launch vehicle that would transport three client payloads and help test and validate the majority of the technology in the Vikram series of space launch vehicles."


According to Mr. Chandana, ISRO and IN-crucial SPACe's assistance was the only reason Skyroot was able to construct and complete the Vikram-S rocket mission in such a short amount of time (Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre).


Honoring Vikram Sarabhai


In honor of Vikram Sarabhai, the pioneer of the Indian space program and a prominent scientist, Skyroot's launch vehicles bear the name "Vikram."


Skyroot, a company based in Hyderabad, manufactures cutting-edge space launch vehicles for putting commercial satellites into orbit. By expanding its mission to make spaceflights accessible, dependable, and regular for everyone, it seeks to dismantle entry barriers to cost-effective satellite launch services and spaceflight, according to the statement.

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