The first privately developed Indian rocket Vikram-S being launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. Photo: AFP
The first privately developed Indian rocket Vikram-S being launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. Photo: AFP
India

Lift off! India successfully launches first privately made rocket

  • The 545-kg rocket, developed by space start-up Skyroot, took off from the launch site near Chennai and hit a peak altitude of 89.5km
  • The government has been pushing to develop a private industry to complement its state-run space programme known for its affordable missions

The first privately developed Indian rocket Vikram-S being launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. Photo: AFP
The first privately developed Indian rocket Vikram-S being launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. Photo: AFP
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