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Skyroot Aerospace successfully test fires its rocket engine

Skyroot Aerospace successfully test fires its rocket engine_4.1

Private sector rocket maker Skyroot Aerospace Private Ltd successfully tested its Kalam-100 rocket that will power the Vikram-1 rocket’s third stage/engine. The company announced the completion of the milestone of full duration test-firing of its Vikram-1 rocket stage. The third stage, named Kalam-100 after former President APJ Abdul Kalam, was fired for a duration of 108 seconds.

About the test:

  • During the test, the rocket produced a peak vacuum thrust of 100 kN (about10 tons) showing its structure built with a high-strength carbon-fibre structure, solid fuel, Ethylene-Propylene-Diene terpolymers (EPDM) thermal protection system, and carbon ablative nozzle.
  • The rocket’s stage was tested at the facilities of Solar Industries India Ltd, one of the investors in Skyroot.
  • This is the largest rocket stage ever designed, manufactured, and tested completely in the Indian private sector.
  • This is best in class rocket stage of this size, with record propellant loading and firing duration, and using all-carbon composite structures for delivering the best performance


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