- A model of weight 1.75tonnes and lenght of 6.5 metre-long ; costing of Rs. 95 crore. It was built at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Thiruvananthapuram by a group of 600 Technologist & Scientists and time taken just over five years.
- Re-usable technology will reduce the space launch cost by 10 times from the current costs about $ 20,000 per kilogram to $2000 USD per kilogram for the launch of a vehicle in to space.
- ISRO will test two more such prototypes before the final version which will around 40 metres long and will take off around 2030.
- PM Modi and Vice President Congratulated ISRO
“The dynamism & dedication with which our scientists &
@isro have worked over the years is exceptional and very inspiring.”
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has congratulated the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for the successful test of the RLV-TD, here today.
Following is the text of Vice President’s message:
“I offer my congratulations to the Scientists, Engineers and Technicians of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for the successful test of the RLV-TD.
I wish ISRO all the very best for the future.”
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