Meet Vikram-1, an indigenous rocket with top of a 7-storey constructing

Hyderabad-based area startup Skyroot Aerospace on Tuesday unveiled ‘Vikram-1,’ a multi-stage launch automobile with an anticipated area launch in early 2024. The rocket was revealed at ‘Max-Q,’ the corporate’s new headquarters within the metropolis, inaugurated by Union Science and Technology minister, Jitendra Singh, concurrently.

Skyroot’s Vikram-1 rocket (Image courtesy: Skyroot Aerospace)

That Vikram-1 was unveiled on the identical day because the opening of the brand new headquarters, is a ‘moment of great pride,’ stated Bharath Daka, co-founder and COO of Skyroot.

All it’s essential to learn about ‘Vikram-1’:

(1.) According to the corporate, this launch automobile has a capability to position 300 kg payloads within the Low Earth Orbit.

(2.) The rocket is an all-carbon-bodied automobile able to putting a number of satellites into orbit; it additionally options 3D-printed liquid engines.

(3.) Globally, Vikram-1 is amongst ‘elite few’ rockets with the potential to deploy orbital satellites, says Skyroot.

(4.) As tall as a 7-storey constructing, it’s the startup’s second rocket and comes after ‘Vikram-S,’ the nation’s first privately-built rocket; the latter was efficiently launched in November final yr.

(5.) With ‘Vikram-S,’ Skyroot grew to become the primary firm to launch a non-public rocket from the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) facility in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota.

(6.) The ‘Vikram’ within the launch automobiles’ identify is a tribute to Vikram Sarabhai, the daddy of India’s area programme.

(With company inputs)

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