New Delhi: India on Monday successfully test launched its first indigenously built winged Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV), a mini-space shuttle from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
Watch the video below as the 6.5 m long RLV-TD weighing about 1.7 tons is being hoisted into the atmosphere atop a special rocket booster early today at 7 a.m.
WATCH: India launches its first indigenous space shuttle, the RLV-TD from Sriharikota(Andhra Pradesh)https://t.co/G0SxiQbJgw
— ANI (@ANI_news) May 23, 2016
Video credit: ANI/Twitter
After the test flight was declared successful, Prime Minister Narendra Modi nad President Pranab Mukherjee congratulated scientists at ISRO.