On 2nd April 2023, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully carried out the Reusable Launch Vehicle Autonomous Landing Mission in Karnataka.
The Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV LEX) was tested at the Aeronautical Test Range in Chitradurga, and a Chinook helicopter carried the launch vehicle to a height of 4.5 km before releasing it mid-air.
The Reusable Launch Vehicle performed the landing maneuvers at 350 km/hour speed, using the integrated navigation, guidance and control system and completed autonomous landing on the air strip at 7.40 am on 2nd April 2023.
The navigation systems, instrumentation, and sensors were developed by ISRO in-house, and the test was supported by CEMILAC, ADE, ADRDE, and IAF.
This successful test brings ISRO one step closer to realizing the dream of developing a Reusable Space Vehicle in India.
ISRO Chairman S Somnath and Senior Scientists from ISRO witnessed the test and congratulated the team.
Question : Where was the Reusable Launch Vehicle Autonomous Landing Mission test conducted?
A. At the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota
B. At the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Thiruvananthapuram
C. At the Aeronautical Test Range in Chitradurga
D. At the Indian Air Force base in Bangalore
Answer : C. At the Aeronautical Test Range in Chitradurga