ISRO Re-Usable Launch Vehicle or RLV-TD Test Successful – Vice President,PM Congratulated ISRO Team

The Day for Indian Space Research Organization and Indian Science and Technology research. India has tested her first-ever indigenous space shuttle today the Re-Usable Launch Vehicle – Technology Demonstrator or RLV-TD – successfully launched from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at 7 am. Nearly 20 minutes after its lift-off, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced, “mission accomplished” and India entered into the elite club of space technology along with USA,Russia and others.
Spot Lights:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. ISRO will test two more such prototypes before the final version which will around 40 metres long and will take off around 2030.
  4. PM Modi and Vice President Congratulated ISRO
Narendra Modi Tweeted from Iran :
“The dynamism & dedication with which our scientists & have worked over the years is exceptional and very inspiring.”
Vice President congratulates ISRO on successful test of RLV-TD

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.”

Photo Credit : ISRO