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Facts about India's first private sector rocket Vikram-S

krishna murthy
The rocket was launched by ISRO in Sriharikota carrying three CubeSats under the mission named 'Prarambh' (The beginning).
The Vikram-S rocket is a single-stage suborbital small satellite launch vehicle that stands six meters tall and has a mass of 545 kg.
Having a diameter of 0.4 meter, the rocket has a peak vacuum thrust of 7 tonnes and is capable of transporting 83 kg payload to an altitude of 100 km at a peak velocity of Mach 5 (five times the speed of sound).
The launch of the rocket would mark the foray of private sector into the country's space industry.
The six-metre tall rocket consists of 3-D printed solid thrusters for its spin stability.
The launch will demonstrate the flight proving of avionics systems in Vikram series like telemetry, tracking, inertial measurement, Global Positioning System, an on-board camera, data acquisition, and power systems.
The launch vehicle has been named after Vikram Sarabhai, the father of Indian Space programme.
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