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On the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official visit to France, Skyroot co-founder Pawan Kumar Chandana spoke with Promethee President Olivier Piepsz.

According to a joint statement from Chandana and Piepsz, they have chosen to research incorporating Skyroot’s Vikram launcher into the process of setting up the Japetus earth observation constellation.

Promethee is a French company that manages constellations of nanosatellites for earth observation.

Promethee, which was established in January 2020 by Piepsz and Giao-Minh Nguyen, brings together renowned authorities in the disciplines of space, technology, and services.

With the successful launch of its Vikram-S rocket, the first privately manufactured space rocket in India, in November of last year, Hyderabad-based Skyroot Aerospace cemented its place in spacefaring history within four years of its founding.

Young former scientists and engineers from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) created the firm, which is currently working on three variations of the Vikram series of rockets for launching small satellites.

The Vikram rocket has three different versions that Skyroot Aerospace is working on.

Vikram-I will be able to launch with 480 kilogrammes of payload to Low Earth Orbit, Vikram-II will be able to launch with 595 kilogrammes of cargo to 500 km Low Inclination Orbit, and Vikram-III will be able to launch with 815 kilogrammes of payload.

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