Engineers of the rocket design center of ISRO founded Skyroot Aerospace. Pawan Kumar Chandana and Naga Bharath Daka are the men behind this Indian startup.
By providing minimal cost and high flexibility, the VIKRAM series we launched by. them. (they launched the VIKRAM series.) This unit provides affordable and reliable space flight. Even, they will be as cheap as air flight. At the end of 2021, Skyoot launched their first aerospace
Vikram, named after the great Indian Space Scientist, Dr. Vikram Bhai Sarabhai. And, three launch vehicle crafted under this series. They are VIKRAM I, VIKRAM II, and VIKRAM III. With 3-D printed engines this private venture is all set to launch satellites at the lowest cost. According to Skyroot, VIKRAM requires a minimal range of infrastructure. VIKRAM I assembled and launched within 24 hours from any launch site. And, VIKRAM II and VIKRAM III can assemble and launch within 72 hours from any launch site.
The series builds on a common architecture, covering a wide range of payloads from 225 kg to 720 kg.
Vision of Skyroot
Skyroot aerospace established with a vision to build responsive technology. These technologies will be very reliable and affordable. This 2018’s startup comes in the eyes as it is going to get an investment of 90 crores by mid-2021. Currently, it has raised the investment by 31.5 crores.
Many analysts suggest that it will go for a long walk. It will occupy the larger pie of the global satellite launch market.
Startups Inspiring the Nation
In India, Bellatrix and Agnikul are also involved in this business. These companies are Bengaluru and Chennai based private players. All these build powerful systems. Also, all build systems at the cheapest cost. Recently, the Government of India allowed private players for the space sector. These young players chunked the revenue of the space sector market. And, will continue to get their pie.
Global Manufacturers of Space Vehicles
Various global private companies are offering their services for space vehicles for decades. Some of the are SpaceX, Boeing, Blue Origin, ULA, Firefly, Ariane, and Bigelow are major players. Many of them handle NASA’s launches too. They are providing a path to many startups by their working culture. Also, they are a big competition for new startups. As they are already established and build relationships with many (many) research units.