Published on: November 21, 2022

Vikram-S (rocket)

Vikram-S (rocket)

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India’s first private rocket- Vikram-S lifts of from ISRO spaceport


  • It is a family of small-lift launch vehicles being developed by Skyroot Aerospace, an Indian start up aerospace company.
  • Performed by the name of mission Prarambh
  • Launch site: Satish Dhawan Space Centre
  • It is a single-stage solid fuelled, sub-orbital rocket developed over two years by incorporating advanced technologies including carbon composite structures and 3D-printed components
  • Equipped with a gross lift of mass of 545kg, and payload mass of 80 kg
  • It will be carried with it three customer payloads, which will map the measurement and validation of certain fight parameters and payload integration processes.
  • This was a technology demonstration fight to showcase the capabilities of the company.
  • The rocket will help validate the technologies that will be used in the subsequent Vikram-1 orbital vehicle of Sky root

Sky root Aerospace Private Limited

  • Indian private aerospace manufacturer and commercial launch service provider
  • Headquartered:
  • Founder : Pawan Kumar Chandana and Naga Bharath Daka
  • It aims to develop and launch its own series of small lift launch vehicles especially crafted for the small satellite market.
  • National Start-up Awards 2020 were declared by government
  • First Indian start up to formally enter into an agreement with ISRO for using its assets since new policy decision of the Government