The space race is on the rise and new players are joining it. Today, Startup Skyroot Aerospace successfully launched a Vikram S rocket from Sriharikota in India. Skyroot was the first Indian privately owned company to get permission to launch missiles in India and it successfully completed its plan. All systems worked as expected, the rocket reached 89.5 km in height.
The launch was reported to have been done to test the technology needed to build three orbital versions. “This is a major step forward for India as it develops its own space ecosystem and becomes an advanced space nation.”Minister Jitendra Sing, who is in charge in India of space programs, said so.
The suborbital rocket was built in two years. It allowed Skyroot technologies to assess physical parameters, including temperature and pressure in flight, using Skyroot technologies. Next year, Vikram I’s first production version will be launched into space. The payload included two satellites from India and one space research laboratory.
Indian space research could be helped by the distribution of missions to private firms. The country hopes to reach the Moon by July 2020. This is a repeat of the unsuccessful attempt in 2019 to place a device on a satellite. The lunar rover, which will analyze surface samples to find water and helium-3, is likely to be launched onto the Earth satellite’s surface. Although this isotope isn’t available on Earth, it is thought that the lunar reserves of helium will be enough for our planet to supply energy for 250 years. India is currently working on the Gaganyaan space exploration mission for $1.4 billion.