India’s 1st privately built rocket Vikram-S set to keep date with space on November 18 | India News

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HYDERABAD: India’s first privately built rocket, Vikram-S, developed by Hyderabad-based startup Skyroot Aerospace, is set to fly into space and create history on Friday.
The suborbital launch vehicle is scheduled to blast off from Isro’s Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at around 11.30am, carrying three payloads belonging to Space Kidz India, N-Space Tech India and Bazoomq Armenia as part of its maiden mission — Prarambh.
Vikram-S, which will be powered by India’s first carbon-fibre-built solid fuel engine, was initially slated for launch on November 15, but was finally given clearance for launch on November 18 by space regulator IN-SPACe.
Revealing the vital statistics of Vikram-S on Thursday, Skyroot tweeted that the single-stage rocket is 6m long, 0.375m in diameter and weighs 545kg.
It has the ability to generate a peak vacuum thrust of seven…

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