Reusable Launch Vehicle Details

  • ISRO has successfully carried out the first experimental mission of Reusable Launch Vehicle – Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD), on May 23, 2016 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.
  • In this mission, critical technologies such as autonomous navigation, guidance & control and reusable thermal protection system have been successfully demonstrated.
  • The Development of Reusable Launch Vehicle is a technical challenge and it involves the development of many cutting edge technologies.
  • Presently, it is in the preliminary stage of total developmental process.
  • A series of technology demonstration missions would be required before it is made operational.


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