Skyroot Aerospace, a pioneering space start-up, proudly introduced its cutting-edge creation, Vikram-1, a homegrown rocket set to deploy satellites into low Earth orbit in the coming year.
In a momentous event, Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh inaugurated Skyroot Aerospace’s new headquarters, ‘The Max-Q Campus,’ nestled within the GMR Aerospace and Industrial Park in Mamidipalli, South Hyderabad. Spanning a sprawling 60,000 square feet, this facility stands as the nation’s largest private rocket development hub, where innovation soars to new heights.
Vikram-1, a multi-stage launch vehicle, boasts an impressive capability to transport approximately 300 kg of payload to low Earth orbit. This remarkable all-carbon-fiber rocket, equipped with 3D-printed liquid engines, is set to revolutionize satellite deployment. Vikram-1 follows the triumphant launch of Vikram-S on November 18 last year, with plans for its own inaugural mission in early 2024.
The Max-Q Campus is a hub of ingenuity, encompassing design, manufacturing, and testing facilities dedicated to crafting space launch vehicles. With space for a robust workforce of 300 members, this facility represents the pinnacle of Skyroot Aerospace’s commitment to pushing boundaries and achieving extraordinary feats in the mission to democratize access to space.
Journeying to space demands passing through a critical point of maximum stress, known as ‘Max-Q.’ Pawan Chandana, the co-founder and CEO of Skyroot Aerospace, emphasized the significance of their MAX-Q headquarters in embodying their unwavering dedication to this mission of open space for all.
Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh lauded Skyroot as a testament to India’s exceptional talent and scientific prowess, signaling the nation’s progress in embracing the potential of the space sector through Public Private Partnership (PPP). Bharat Daka, Co-Founder and COO of Skyroot expressed immense pride in unveiling the Vikram-1 space launch vehicle alongside the headquarters’ inauguration.
He emphasized the critical role of their domestic technology and design capabilities in Vikram-1’s construction, highlighting their readiness for the early 2024 launch and their commitment to furthering orbital missions with Vikram-1. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue our quest for excellence in space exploration.