ISRO successfully conducts landing experiment of the Reusable Launch Vehicle
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 2 April successfully conducted the Reusable Launch Vehicle Autonomous Landing Mission (RLV LEX).
An overview of the news
The test was conducted at the Aeronautical Test Range (ATR), Chitradurga, Karnataka.
A Chinook Helicopter of the Indian Air Force carried the launch vehicle to a height of 4.5 kms and released it in mid-air.
The RLV took off at 7.10 am and landed at the ATR airstrip at 7.40 am.
It is noteworthy that the rocket can be launched again with the help of a reusable launch vehicle.
This has successfully achieved the autonomous precise landing of the Space vehicle.
ISRO had developed the navigation system, instrumentation and sensors on its own.
With this successful test, the dream of developing a reusable spacecraft in India can become a reality.
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
It was established on 15 August 1969.
It is the national space agency of India. It launches its space rocket from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
Chairman: S Somnath
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