In a major milestone, we’re thrilled to announce #successful Proof Pressure Test (PPT) of ‘Kalam-250’ - the 2nd Stage of our #launch vehicle Vikram-1.This was built with ultra-high-strength #carbon fibre and tested to the required maximum expected combustion pressure of 77 bar.
Skyroot Aerospace & Australia’s #SpaceAngel sign MoU for #SpaceTechnology collaborations, on launch opportunities for IoT #SatelliteConstellations in presence of @RogerCookMLA Min for State Dev & Science, W. Australia.
Hyderabad-based space tech startup Skyroot Aerospace has raised US $51 million (Rs 403 crore) in a Series-B financing round. This is the largest funding round ever in the Indian spacetech sector, a release by the company claimed.In contrast, Accenture recently announced that it has invested $25 million in Pixxel in a series A funding round. Chennai-based Agnikul Cosmos has, as of now, raised $11 million in Series A funding and is reportedly raising further funds in a new round; Hyderabad-based Dhruva Aerospace, in October 2021, raised Rs 22 crore or around $2.7 million.Singapore-headquartered GIC led the funding round. Mayank Rawat, Managing Director of GIC India Direct Investment Group will be joining Skyroot’s Board, the release said.Rothschild & Co India were the financial advisors for this funding round. The added fund will help expand Skyroot’s engineering team which currently has close to 200 employees, a release by the company said.Currently, Skyroot has been working on developing the country’s first privately developed space launch vehicles. Their Vikram series rockets are built with an all-carbon-fibre structure and can launch up to 800 kg of payloads to Low Earth Orbit (LEO)....
There it is!Catch a glimpse of our Vikram-S at the rocket integration facility at Sriharikota, as it gets ready for the momentous day. Weather seems great for the launch on 18 Nov 11:30 AM.#Prarambh #OpeningSpaceForAll
Indian commercial launch company @SkyrootA launched its Vikram-S sounding rocket from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 0600 UTC Nov 18 to an apogee of 89 km.
Is it just me, or did the booster section slowly tear itself off?
89.5 Kms peak altitude achieved. Vikram-S rocket meets all flight parameters. It's history in the making for India. Keep watching youtu.be/C0QP6Au7N_o#Prarambh #OpeningSpaceForAll
#VikramS lifts off. Mission completion in the next few mins. A milestone for the space sectoer. A lot more to come in the next few weeks and months thereafter. India's first private rocket launched. #Prarambh @SkyrootA
Peak altitude met. Apogee 89.5km as against 80km target. Will know more about other findings — payload and more later.