Hyderabad: K.T. Rama Rao, Telangana's industries and commerce minister, expressed happiness that Skyroot Aerospace will establish India's first integrated rocket design, manufacturing, and testing facility in Telangana.
The facility to develop, produce, and test rockets in Telangana will have KTR's full support, said the startup's co-founders Pawan Chandana and Bharath Daka.
The Minister took part in a programme held on Friday at T-Hub to commemorate Skyroot Aerospace's successful launch of the Vikram-S rocket. On November 18, 2022, the Hyderabad-based startup, funded by TWorks and nurtured at T-Hub, launched the nation's first private rocket.
He expressed delight and optimism that an Indian spaceTech business from Hyderabad has overcome all obstacles while congratulating the team for their perseverance. Only a select few businesses worldwide have mastered rocket science and found immediate success. The launch was an incredibly significant event, KTR said.
KTR recalled going to a museum at Suzuki's headquarters in Japan when a group of schoolchildren were being given a tour and finding a vending machine where kids could personalise toy car by choosing the make, colour, and other features.
KTR claimed that the procedure instructs young minds on how to construct and customize cars. The youngsters were taught design creativity in a subtle and indirect way; normally, individuals do not instill this skill at a young age. He said that if the fascination with design thinking is developed from early age, people would gravitate towards it, which is missing in our system.
The Minister expressed his delight at Hyderabad becoming the nation's centre for space technology and remembered that the State government had already begun to implement a space technology policy. He sent his best wishes to Dhruva Space, a second Hyderabad-based spacetech business that would be launching two satellites on Saturday.