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India-built space shuttle prepares for its first runway, announces ISRO

At the defence airfield in Chitradurga, the RLV shall descend after being released, navigate to the runway, and land unassisted with the landing gear.

Source: Wikipedia.

The maiden runway landing experiment (RLV-LEX) of the Reusable Launch Vehicle - Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) is scheduled to take place, and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) chairman S. Somanath said that the weather is being examined.

According to ISRO representatives, the RLV wing body will be carried by helicopter to a height of three to five kilometres before being launched at a distance of around four to five kilometres in front of the runway with a horizontal velocity.

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