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Wow! ISRO Successfully Launches First-Ever ‘Made In India’ Space Shuttle

SRIHARIKOTA:  India on Monday successfully launched the first ‘Made in India’ space shuttle, technology demonstrator of indigenously made Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV), capable of launching satellites into orbit around earth and then re-enter the atmosphere – was launched from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at 7 am. Nearly 20 minutes after its lift-off, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced, “mission accomplished”. via – timesofindia.

 

Wow! ISRO Successfully Launches First-Ever ‘Made In India’ Space Shuttle

The test launch of the 6.5 metre long and 1.75 ton and the government has invested Rs 95 crores in the RLV-TD project. “Mission accomplished successfully,” ISRO said after the launch.

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully test launched the first ‘Made in India’ space shuttle — called the Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV)

ISRO chairman Kiran Kumar explained that “The RLV is a mechanism for us to bring down the cost of launch. We intend to go through a series of technology demonstration exercises, the first one of which we call HEX-01, that is a hypersonic experiment. It is called a winged body,” Kumar said.

 

Wow! ISRO Successfully Launches First-Ever ‘Made In India’ Space Shuttle

“Therefore, we are designing for the first time a winged body, which will come back from space. It will be carried up on a solid rocket motor. In addition, this is the first of a series of experiments and we still have a long way to go till we reach the actual RLV, which will give us a tremendous capacity in terms of launching at a very low cost,” he added.

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