After successfully testing a technology demonstrator of a reusable launch vehicle, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to test an air-breathing propulsion system, which aims to capitalise on the oxygen in the atmosphere instead of liquefied oxygen while in flight.
The main aims of the testing air-breathing propulsion system, to capitalize on the oxygen in the atmosphere instead of liquefied oxygen while in flight. ISRO is evolving and testing various technologies to bring down the cost of launch vehicles and the air-breathing propulsion system is part of its new space endeavor. Conventional launch vehicles used to launch satellites, uses liquefied oxygen for combustion of propellants with oxidizer and fuel. It is carried by rockets along with the fuel, resulting in the increase in lift-off mass.
So let’s do:
1. Expand the term ISRO ?
Source – The Hindu