Skyroot Aerospace on Friday made history by launching India's first privately made rocket Vikram-S into space.
The successful launch marks the entry of the private sector into the Indian space program.
The Vikram-S rocket launched from the sounding rocket complex of the ISRO.
The rocket was launched with three customer payloads into space touching an altitude of over 90 kilometers.
The company said that the Vikram-S rocket touched a peak altitude of 89.9 kilometers gaining a speed of Mach 5.
The launch vehicles met all the mission parameters, clearing the stage for the company to launch the Vikram-I rocket next year.
We made history today by launching India’s first private rocket. It is a symbol of new India.
The mission validated the technology, engine, and designs of the Vikram rocket and capablilities of launching heavy payloads into Low Earth Orbit.
The company is developing three variants of the Vikram rocket,
The mission marks the thumping entry of the private sector into the Indian space program.
While the rocket was developed by Skyroot, Isro provided expertise and facilities.
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