New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Friday launched India’s first privately-built Vikram rocket. S has been launched.
According to officials, the rocket developed by space-tech startup Skyroot Aerospace has been named after the founder of India’s space industry, Vikram Sarabhai.
The rocket was launched from Sriharikota on the Bay of Bengal coast in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh at 11:30 am local time. It marks the entry of the private sector into India’s space industry. which was once dominated by the state-owned Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The federal government of India opened up the space sector to the private sector in 2020.