India successfully accomplishes the RLV-TD mission


India on Monday successfully launched a maiden winged reusable launch vehicle (RLV) as a technology demonstrator, an official said.

“We have successfully accomplished the RLV-TD mission. The lift-off was at 7.00 a.m. from the first launch pad here,” Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) director Devi Prasad Karnik said after the mini-shuttle returned to the Earth.

The 1.7-tonne RLV was launched from ISRO’s spaceport in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, about 80 km northeast of Chennai off the Bay of Bengal coast.

Wefornews Bureau

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