Skyroot Aerospace plans to launch another rocket Vikram-1, in one year
The Hyderabad-based space startup also aims to slash the costs of space travel in the future. "..now that we have done the first private rocket launch, Vikram-S, our next plan is to launch Vikram-1 which is a much bigger rocket putting satellites into orbit. That we want to do within a year from now," Pawan Chandana, co-founder of Skyroot, told PTI here Monday evening.
Skyroot would keep on raising more capital in its journey forward and would like to generate a good amount of revenue as it starts launching next year, he said.
Noting that space travel is expensive now, he said his firm aims to slash costs, make it affordable and increase reliability. "Today, the biggest problem is that space travel is very costly. Because, rockets, the only way to go to space are very unreliable. Sometimes, they don't work and are also very expensive. They fall into the sea and then you are building something, throwing it away. It's very costly," he said.
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India on November 18 successfully launched its first privately made rocket, developed by four-year-old Skyroot, marking the entry of the private sector into the country's space ecosystem, which is currently dominated by the state-run behemoth ISRO.
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