First private Indian missile fired

Private Indian company Skyroot has tested the launch system of a solid-propellant rocket power

installation.It will also be used in serial Vikram missiles. The engineers noted that this is the first time that a private Indian company has fully designed, built and tested the propulsion system for a solid-propellant rocket. They were also the first to test a prototype upper stage engine.

Skyroot also presentedsolid rocket stage - they used a carbon composite structure for it, and their production process is fully automated. This allows researchers to reduce weight by five times compared to using steel. The researchers also plan to use this process in the production of the final version of the Vikram-1 rocket, which will reduce its cost.

The final stage of the Vikram-1 engine will be at 4times more, Skyroot is also in the process of producing four other test solid rocket motors that have different thrust ranges. They will be tested over the next few years.

Skyroot plans to implement the firstlaunch of the Vikram-1 rocket by December 2021. The mission will be supported in part by the Indian Space Research Organization. Now the company already has $ 4.3 million, they plan to raise another $ 15 million from sponsors. If launched successfully, they will become the first company to build and operate private launch vehicles.

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