ISRO’s First ‘Made In India’ Space Shuttle To Take Off On 23 May

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BENGALURU — The first technology demonstrator of indigenously made Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV), that can launch satellites into orbit around earth and then re-enter the atmosphere, will be flight tested from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on 23 May.

“The launch of Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstration (RLV-TD) is slated for Monday morning from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. The launch window is between 7 am to 11 am,” a senior ISRO official said.

He said the vehicle will be taken to a height of over 70 km and released for its re-entry into the atmosphere.