India's first privately developed rocket, Vikram-S would be launched by the ISRO from its Sriharikota launch pad on Friday. Skyroot Aerospace's maiden rocket launch will pave way for the private sector in the Indian space industry. 

The Mission titled 'Prarambh' would carry three payloads belonging to two domestic customers and a foreign client. The six-meter tall rocket is one of the world's first all-composite rockets that have 3-D printed solid thrusters.

    

India's first privately developed rocket Vikram-S set for launch today

WHAT?

India's first privately developed rocket, Vikram-S would be launched by the ISRO from its Sriharikota launch pad on Friday. 

WHO?

Skyroot Aerospace has become the first private company in India to give wings to the Indian space programme, after the sector was opened to private players by the Centre in 2020.

WHEN?

The lift-off of the first Vikram-S rocket has been scheduled at 11.30 am with clear weather paving the way for the launch as against the earlier planned November 15.

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The Mission titled 'Prarambh' (the beginning) would carry three payloads belonging to two domestic customers and a foreign client.

The six-meter tall rocket is one of the world's first few all-composite rockets that has 3-D printed solid thrusters for spin stability of the launch vehicle, a Skyroot functionary said.

The launch of the rocket is expected to demonstrate flight proving of avionics systems in the Vikram series like telemetry, tracking, inertial measurement, Global Positioning System, an on-board camera, data acquisition and power systems.