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Watch: ISRO’s successful reusable launch vehicle test

ISRO along with its partners, DRDO and IAF successfully tested reusable launch vehicle

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s efforts along with its partners to develop a fully reusable launch vehicle which will allow low-cost access to space took a step forward with demonstration of its precise landing experiment.

The experiment for the Reusable Launch Vehicle was conducted at Karnataka’s Aeronautical Test Range located in Chitradurga yesterday.


The Indian Air Force’s Chinook helicopter took the RLV as an underslung load and flew to a height of 4.5 kilometres and released it mid-air at a range of 4.6 kilometres.

Incidentally, the helicopter was headed by a woman officer who is a Flight Test Engineer at Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment.


The successful testing of RLV has been a joint effort of ISRO, Defence Research and Development Organisation and IAF.