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Skyroot Signs Two MoUs with French Space Firms to Launch Satellites

Published on October 13, 2023
Current Context: Skyroot is a space-tech startup based in Hyderabad, India, that develops and launches orbital rockets for small satellite. It became the country’s first private player to launch a rocket (Vikram S) into space in 2022.
Skyroot Signs Two MoUs with French Space Firms to Launch Satellites
  • Skyroot is set to launch the Vikram 1 orbital rocket as part of its second mission in the forthcoming months.
  • Skyroot has signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with French satellite companies Prométhée and ConnectSAT for providing launch services on its Vikram rockets.
  • Prométhée is an earth observation constellation operator that plans to use Skyroot’s rockets to deploy a portion of its JAPETUS satellite constellation.
  • ConnectSAT is an IoT satellite company that collaborates with Expleo, a software provider, to build its OSIRIS satellite constellation3. Expleo will provide reconfigurable software for ConnectSAT’s IoT satellite, which is to be launched on the Vikram-I rocket.
  • These MoUs were signed during the visit of a French business delegation to Skyroot’s facility in Hyderabad.
  • They are expected to turn into procurement of Skyroot’s launch services over single or multi-launch agreements covering several Vikram space launches.

Question:

Q.1 What is the name of the space-tech startup based in Hyderabad, India, that develops and launches orbital rockets for small satellites?
a. Skyroot
b. Skyline
c. Skyward
d. Skyfall
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