ISRO Set To Test Reusable Launch Vehicle

Megha Goswami

 

New Delhi: 

 

ISRO or the famous Indian Space Research Organization is all set to do another round of tests. These tests would be pertaining to its reusable launch vehicle (RLV). During the test, the vehicle would be made to fly to a height of about 3 km by a helicopter and would then be let free to land at the airstrip in Challakere in Chitradurga district.

 

This would be second test for the reusable vehicle. The first test was done in the year 2016 which demonstrated effectually that the RLV can easily land autonomously in the sea even after being taken to an altitude of 65 km.

 

S Somanath, Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre while talking about the said test said, After this test, we will integrate the vehicle into a new rocket which will take it up into orbit for it to return.”

 

Somnath also mentioned that the said test would be conducted at an airstrip that is owned by the Defence Research and Development Organization within the next 6 months.

 

This is surely a major feet for the ISRO and will imply many great benefits for the Indian Space Department.

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