Skyroot Aerospace Test-fires Stage-2 of Vikram-1 SLV

  • 30 Mar 2024

On 27th March, Skyroot Aerospace conducted successful test-fire of Stage-2 of Vikram-1 space launch vehicle, named Kalam-250.

Key Points

  • Key Milestone Achieved: Test signifies a significant advancement in India's private space sector, following previous successful suborbital launch.
  • Propulsion System Strength: Test records peak thrust of 186kN, demonstrating robustness of high-strength carbon composite rocket motor.
  • Precision Control System: Stage-2 features carbon ablative flex nozzle and electro-mechanical actuators for precise thrust vector control.
  • Collaborative Efforts: Test benefits from contribution of ISRO's Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre and Solar Industries' propellant processing.
  • Industry Milestone: Successful test represents a significant achievement for Indian private space industry, paving the way for future orbital launches.