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ISRO moving towards making Reusable Launch Vehicle

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is moving towards making a full-scale reusable launch vehicle, K. Sivan, Secretary, Department of Space, said on Wednesday.

“Very recently, we successfully conducted flight test of a hypersonic reusable launch vehicle technology demonstrator as well as air-breathing engine technology demonstrator,” he said.

Dr. Sivan, who is also Chairman, ISRO, and Space Commission, Bengaluru, was speaking at the 34th convocation of Bharathidasan University.

Alongside contributing to all major flagship programmes of the country, ISRO was moving forward to take the space programme to the next level for future generation. The guided approach landing with the help of GAGAN (GPS-aided GEO Augmented Navigation) would immediately benefit nearly 50 airports in India. GAGAN services had also been planned to be extended to the railways for safety at unmanned level crossings.

By: The Hindu

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