Hyderabad-based space tech start-up Skyroot Aerospace, which last year became the first private company from the country to launch a rocket into space, on April 4 announced that it has successfully test fired Dhawan-II, a 3D-printed cryogenic rocket engine.
The engine will be used in the upper stage of their Vikram II rocket, that is slated for launch in 2024. However, before that, Skyroot Aerospace is aiming to commence their commercial operations with Vikram-I, slated to launch later in 2023.
“The development of both, Vikram- I and II are happening simultaneously. However, Vikram-I will be launched first, (Vikram) II will be launched next year,” Pawan Kumar Chandana, CEO and co-founder of Skyroot Aerospace commented.
About Skyroot Aerospace
Skyroot Aerospace Private Limited is an Indian private aerospace manufacturer and commercial launch service provider headquartered in Hyderabad. The company was founded by former engineers and scientists from ISRO. It aims to develop and launch its own series of small lift launch vehicles especially crafted for the small satellite market. Sky root is the first Indian rocket launching private company.
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