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Latest Inventions on Science & Technology Mission Prarambh The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched India’s first privately built rocket – ‘Vikram-S’ (VKS), a suborbital launch vehicle, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The rocket “Vikram-S,” which is the first in the Vikram series, is named after Vikram Sarabhai, the father of the Indian Space Programme and founder of ISRO. It is being developed under the mission “Mission Prarambh” (the beginning), which represents a new beginning. Prarambh is the maiden mission of Hyderabad-based space-tech startup Skyroot Aerospace, and received support from ISRO as well as the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (INSPACe). The engine used in the launch vehicle is named after former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam called ‘Kalam-80’.  About ‘Vikram-S’ Rocket & Prarambh Mission Vikram-S” is one of the world’s first all-composite rockets with 3-D printed solid thrusters for spin stability of the launch vehicle. According to Skyroot Aerospace, the Vikram-S is the quickest and most affordable voyage to space. It has a body mass of 545 kg, a length of 6 metres, and a diameter of 0.375 metres. The three satellites carried by Vikram-S includes one by SpaceKidz India called FunSat, parts of which were developed by school students.  The Vikram rockets will be able to carry between 290 kg and 560 kg payloads into sun-synchronous polar orbits. About the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman – S. Somanath Headquarters – Bengaluru, Karnataka Formation - August 15, 1969