The rocket’s main cargo is the 371 kg SCATSAT-1 for ocean and weather related studies.
About 110 Industries in aerospace business participated in the Conference.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushed for use of space-based technologies in day-to-day governance of India where he sat through two hours of open grilling of line ministry secretary level bureaucrats.
The excitement over the success of the RLV is deserved, but ISRO has done this twice before. The cost benefits of a reusable launch vehicle remain uncertain, and the challenges before ISRO huge.
After successfully surviving high temperatures of re-entry with the help of its TPS, RLV-TD successfully glided down to the defined landing spot over Bay of Bengal, at a distance of about 450 km from Sriharikota.
The reusable launch vehicle promises to slash orbital mission costs by a huge margin.
What distinguishes each of ISRO’s missions, however, is the cost: almost all the missions, including the Moon and Mars missions, have been executed at a fraction of the cost of similar missions by other space agencies.
ISRO was originally called the Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) when it was set up in 1962 by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Vikram Sarabhai.
India today successfully launched a Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) space shuttle and here’s why it matters.
RLV, being dubbed as India’s own space shuttle, is the unanimous solution to achieve low cost, reliable and on-demand space access, according to ISRO scientists.
The RLV Technology Demonstration (RLV-TD), that aims to ultimately put satellites into orbit around earth and then re-enter atmosphere, will be carried up on a solid rocket motor.
ISRO has designed and built the RLV-TD as a testbed to evaluate technologies developed to reduce the cost of launching rockets
In an interview, ISRO Chairman Kiran Kumar explains the importance of the experimental Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV), which is essentially an attempt by India to bring down the cost of making infrastructure in space.
ISRO today launched India’s very first space shuttle, a ‘Made in India’ effort.
The Antrix-Devas deal had seen early exit of Nair as Chairman of ISRO as he was the Chairman of the Governing Council of Antrix when the deal was finalised.