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Skyroot Aerospace To Launch Two Rockets Every Month From 2025: CEO Chandana

By the end of 2025, Skyroot hope to have established a pattern of at least two launches per month, earlier, the company launched India's first private rocket on 18 November

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Skyroot Aerospace intends to launch at least two rockets each month beginning in 2025. According to a media report, the company, which launched India's first private rocket on 18 November, is also planning to develop reusable rocket engines.

“Our next launch will take place within the next year and transport client payloads to orbit. By the end of 2025, we hope to have established a pattern of at least two launches per month,” Skyroot Aerospace CEO Pawan Kumar Chandana was quoted in a media report.

The Vikram-S rocket was a suborbital rocket. These rockets reach space but are unable to escape Earth's gravity. According to Chandana, the company is working on reusable booster stages for the “Vikram” series.

Chandana went on to say that even as the Indian space industry's private sector grows, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the government will continue to play an important role.

“The transfer of technology clause in India’s upcoming space policy will be critical because it will allow firms like us to leverage ISRO's decades of expertise and research. It will also allow us to continue using ISRO infrastructure and facilities,” he said. 

However, Chandana believes that the public-private partnership model will be the sector's mainstay in the long run.

“The model would be similar to that used in the United States, where the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) regularly sanctioned projects for private space firms to work on,” he added.

SpaceX is the only company in the world that has developed reusable rocket booster stages.

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