ISRO conducts test of hypersonic vehicle

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ISRO conducts test of hypersonic vehicle 

  • Recently Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully tested Joint hypersonic vehicle with Headquarters Integrated Defense Staff (HQ IDS).
  • During this test, the vehicle has demonstrated high performance and all the required parameters have been achieved.

Hypersonic Vehicle

  • A hypersonic vehicle is a vehicle capable of traveling at speeds greater than Mach 5 (five times the speed of sound). It can be an aeroplane, missile or spacecraft.
  • Countries such as China, India, Russia and the US are making great efforts to enhance their capability to develop hypersonic missiles.

India’s efforts to develop hypersonic vehicles

  • Indian scientists are currently developing hypersonic missiles in collaboration with Russia.
  • Apart from this, Indian scientists are also working on the development of an indigenous, dual-capable hypersonic cruise missile under the ‘Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle’ (HSTDV) program.
  • The dual-capable hypersonic cruise missile missiles are capable of delivering both nuclear and conventional warheads.

Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle-

  • In 2020, the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully tested the Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV).
  • In this ‘Hypersonic Air-breathing Scramjet’ technology has been used.
  • This aircraft can travel on its intended flight path at 6 times the speed of sound i.e. Mach-6.
  • The HSTDV is an unmanned scramjet demonstration aircraft capable of delivering hypersonic and long-range cruise missiles as well as small satellites at an affordable cost.
  • It reached a speed of Mach 6 for 23 seconds during the trial run.

Source – The Hindu

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