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ISRO Set For Final RLV Landing Experiment

ISRO Set For Final RLV Landing Experiment:

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is putting its Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) technology through a set of testing that are very important. Within a larger plan to create spacecraft that can be launched, recovered, and used again, these tests are a big part of making space trips much cheaper.

  • The third and final RLV Landing Experiment (RLV LEX), which is part of ISRO’s ongoing work, is set to happen in the first half of June.
  • As long as the weather is good, this test will take place at the Aeronautical Test Range in Chitradurga, Karnataka.
  • This important goal has been reached by the task readiness review.
  • For the RLV LEX flights, an unmanned prototype with wings is used. It is called “Pushpak.”
  • The upcoming LEX-03 mission will be harder because an IAF Chinook helicopter will have to take Pushpak to a height of 4.5 km and 500 meters laterally from the runway.
  • When it is let go, Pushpak has to find its way to the runway by itself, changing its direction and altitude as needed before landing.
  • This mission will also try to lower the sink rate so that the effect on landing is less severe.
  • A real-time kinematics (RTK) package will be used to help with this.