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ISRO’s Successful Pushpak Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) LEX 02 Landing Experiment

Pushpak RLV-LEX-02 Landing at Chitradurga Aeronautical Test Range   ISRO’s Successful Pushpak Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) LEX 02 Landing Experiment
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has achieved a significant milestone with the successful landing of Pushpak, India’s first Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV), during the RLV-LEX-02 landing experiment at the Aeronautical Test Range in Chitradurga on March 22, 2024. This accomplishment marks a continuation of ISRO’s success in space exploration and technology advancement.
  • The RLV-LEX-02 experiment demonstrated the autonomous landing capabilities of Pushpak from non-standard initial conditions upon release from a helicopter, showcasing its advanced technology.
  • ISRO’s RLV-LEX-02 mission successfully simulated the approach and high-speed landing conditions of an RLV returning from space, validating essential technologies including navigation, control systems, landing gear, and deceleration systems.
  • The winged body and all flight systems utilized in the RLV-LEX-01 mission were reused in the RLV-LEX-02 mission after proper certification and approvals, demonstrating ISRO’s commitment to efficiency and sustainability in space exploration.

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Published date : 23 Mar 2024 05:20PM

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