ISRO successfully achieves autonomous landing of ‘reusable launch vehicle’

In a first in the world, a winged body has been carried to an altitude of 4.5 km by a helicopter and released for carrying out an autonomous landing on a runway.

The RLV took off at 7:10 am by a Chinook Helicopter of the IAF and was released mid-air at a down range of 4.6 km once the predetermined pillbox parameters were attained. Photo: Twitter/ISRO