Skyroot to partner with French firm to launch nanosatellites

India’s Skyroot Aerospace and PROMÉTHÉE Earth Intelligence, a leading French new-space operator of nanosatellites constellations, have decided to partner to explore launching of a part of their Japetus earth observation constellation with the Vikram series of launch vehicles developed by the former. 

Skyroot Aerospace has been developing three variants of the Vikram rocket.

Vikram-I will be capable of carrying 480 kilograms of payload to Low Earth Orbit, Vikram-II is designed to lift off with 595 kilograms of cargo, while Vikram-III will be able to launch with 815 kg payloads to 500 km Low Inclination Orbit.