Skyroot Aerospace, a company in the space industry, showcased its locally made Vikram-1 rocket, which is anticipated to launch satellites into low earth orbit in the first few months of 2019. The MAX-Q Campus, the new headquarters of Skyroot Aerospace at the GMR Aerospace and Industrial Park in Mamidipally, South Hyderabad, was unveiled as well by Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh.
During a visit to the newly setup facility of Skyroot in a premises of 60,000 Square Feet in Hyderabad which is possibly India’s largest rocket factory in private sector, Dr Jitendra Singh said, Skyroot is not only example of India’s superlative talent and scientific acumen but it also has message for all of us that a huge potential was lying dormant for several decades before Prime Minister Narendra Modi came and broke the taboos of the past and opened India’s Space Sector for Public Private Partnership (PPP).
“Every rocket, during its travel to space, has to push through a point of maximum stress called ‘Max-Q’. Our MAX-Q headquarters serves as a powerful symbol of our unwavering commitment to pushing boundaries and accomplishing the extraordinary, all in pursuit of our mission to Open Space For All,” Pawan Chandana, co-founder and CEO of Skyroot Aerospace said.
Skyroot is the biggest private rocket research centre in India that is all in one place.
Dr. Jitendra Singh also showed off Skyroot’s Vikram-1 orbital rocket, which was another big step forward for the Indian private space industry. India made a big change in 2020 when it opened up the space industry to private companies. Vikram-1 is likely to be another first for the country.
“The success of Skyroot is an inspiration to India’s vast youth talent pool aspiring to set up their own Startup ventures, especially in new and emerging sectors including Space, BioTech, Agriculture and Energy,” said Dr. Jitendra Singh.
About Skyroot Aerospace
After the Space sector was opened to commercial players more than three years ago, “Skyroot Aerospace” was the first Space StartUp to have launched a private rocket from the ISRO station at Sriharikota last year. With the most recent technology, they have established India’s largest Rocket developing facility under the leadership of two IITians, Pawan and Bharat. It has the ability to create an affordable rocket on demand.