Mission Prarambh: Launch Of India’s First Private Rocket Successful
Under the mission of Mission Prarambh (New Dawn), India’s first private rocket ‘Vikram-S’ was successful. The rocket soared to an altitude of 89.5 km after its launch and met all the parameters.
The Hyderabad-based Skyroot Aerospace is scheduled to launch India’s first private space mission, named Prarambh, at 11:30 a.m. today from the Satish Dhawan Launch Centre at Sriharikota, which is operated by the Indian Space Research Organization (Isro).
On Friday (November 18), Vikram-S, the first in a series of launch vehicles created by the Hyderabad-based business Skyroot, launched into space, heralding the arrival of the Indian private sector into the space launch industry.
After the launch, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) declared that Mission Prarambh had been successfully completed.
The Skyroot rocket bears Vikram Sarabhai’s name, who founded India’s space program.
The launch on Friday is a chance to reflect on the life and accomplishments of a prominent member of an unique generation of India’s first space scientists.
Vikram Sarabhai was famously referred to as the “Mahatma Gandhi of Indian Science” by the late President APJ Abdul Kalam.
Sarabhai had formed 38 organizations by the time he was tragically found dead in a hotel room in Kovalam, Kerala, in 1971 at the age of 52.
These organizations are now leaders in space exploration, physics, management, and the performing arts.
The vast majority of the space scientists from India who followed after him owe Sarabhai a debt of knowledge, leadership, and gratitude.
Vikram Sarabhai, who was born to prominent textile mill owners Ambalal and Sarla Devi in Ahmedabad, demonstrated early promise in the arts.
With the aid of two engineers, he constructed a working train engine model when he was 15 years old; this model is now kept at the Community Science Centre (CSC) in Ahmedabad.
Vikram created the CSC as a means of giving other kids the same rights to participate in experimental research that he did.