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Facts for Prelims (FFP)


Source: TH

 Context: Skyroot Aerospace successfully conducted a test firing of the Stage-2 propulsion system, named Kalam-250, of the Vikram-1 space launch vehicle.

  • Stage 2 is crucial for propelling the launch vehicle from the atmospheric phase to outer space.
  • The Kalam-250 utilizes high-strength carbon composite materials and a solid fuel system with an Ethylene-Propylene-Diene terpolymers (EPDM) Thermal Protection System (TPS).
  • It also features a carbon ablative flex nozzle and high-precision electro-mechanical actuators for thrust vector control.