Journal : People's Daily (Chinese) Date : Author : NA Page No. : 22
URL : http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2016-04/25/nbs.D110000renmrb_22.htm人民日报第二十二版

Xinhua News Agency, April 24 (Reporter She Yonggang, Lu Tang). The Chairman of Indian space Research Organization (ISRO), AS Kiran Kumar, announced on April 23 that in the next month India will flight test its Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstration Program (RLV-TD).

The RLV-TD, which looks like a “winged rocket”, is a reusable space flight delivery tool. It has the ability to launch vertically like a rocket and land horizontally like an airplane.

Kumar also said RLV-TD has already passed a number of tests, including the recently completed acoustics test held at India’s National Aviation Laboratory.

 

Original Text

印度将试飞可重复使用发射技术验证器

据新华社孟买4月24日电  (记者佘勇刚、唐璐)印度空间研究组织主席基兰·库马尔23日表示,印度将于下月底试飞可重复使用发射技术验证器(RLV—TD)。

RLV—TD犹如“带翼火箭”,是一种可重复使用的航天运载器,它将采用像火箭一样的垂直发射技术和像飞机一样的水平着陆方式。

库马尔表示,RLV—TD目前已完成了多项测试,包括最近在印度国家航空航天实验室进行的声学测试等。

 

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