New Delhi: Vikram-S, India’s first privately developed rocket, was launched. It was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. The rocket was developed by Hyderabad-based startup Skyroot Aerospace. The name of the mission is ‘Mission Prarambh’.
Rocket development, design and missions are coordinated by ISRO. The launch vehicles manufactured by Skyroot Aerospace are named Vikram as a tribute to Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, the founder of the Indian Space Program and a renowned scientist.
Vikram S was launched with three payloads including a 2.5 kg payload developed by students from several countries including India under Space Kids India.