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Indian Space Research Organisation successfully tests Reusable Launch Vehicle 'Pushpak’.

  • IBEF
  • March 22, 2024

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully executed the landing mission of its Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) known as 'Pushpak' from the Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) in Challakere, Karnataka, today. The RLV was transported to an altitude of approximately 4.5 km by an Indian Air Force helicopter and was released after meeting the specified pillbox parameters. ISRO had previously announced that this mission is part of the space agency's endeavours to develop crucial technologies for a fully reusable launch vehicle, aiming to facilitate cost-effective access to space. The Pushpak RLV has been meticulously designed as a fully reusable single-stage-to-orbit (SSTO) vehicle, incorporating components from advanced technology demonstrators such as the X-33, testbed technology demonstrators like the X-34, and the upgraded DC-XA flight demonstrator.

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