India’s elite Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is now gearing up to conduct a test flight of its ambitious reusable launch vehicle (RLV). The test will be a major part of the pipeline of making space flight possible.
Per the report, a model of the RLV will be carried under the belly of a helicopter, and then will be flown to an altitude of 9842.52 feet. From there, it will be released to autonomously land on an airstrip in Challakere in Chitradurga district of Karnataka.
“After this test, we will integrate the vehicle into a new rocket which will take it up into orbit for it to return,” said S Somanath, Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre.