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First privately developed rocket all set for launch

  • India’s first privately developed rocket, Vikram-S, is poised to create history as it undergoes final preparations at the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) launch pad in Sriharikota for launch between November 12 and 16.
  • It was developed by the Hyderabad based Skyroot Aerospace. 
  • The mission was named ‘Prarambh’ (the beginning) — since it is the rst mission for Skyroot Aerospace.
  • It was unveiled by ISRO Chairman S. Somanath in Bengaluru after the techni­cal launch clearance from the space regulator IN­SPACe (Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre)
  • Skyroot is set to become the rst private space company in India to launch a rocket into space, heralding a new era for the space sector which was recently opened up to facilitate private sector participation.

About ISRO 

  • Headquarters – Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • Formed – 15 August 1969
  • Chairman – Sreedhara Panicker Somanath
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