Udayavni Special

DRDO successfully flight tests hypersonic technology vehicle: All you need to know

Team Udayavani, Sep 8, 2020, 2:18 PM IST

India on Monday, Sept 7, became the fourth country after the United States, Russia and China to develop and successfully test hypersonic technology from APJ Abdul Kalam testing range in Balasore, Odisha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the successful flight of Hypersonic Test Demonstration Vehicle on Monday, Sept 7

The Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) was launched atop an Agni-I rocket, based on a short-range ballistic missile, which took it to an altitude of 18.6 miles and hypersonic velocity,

The HSTDV tests the indigenously developed hypersonic air-breathing scramjet technology. A scramjet typically only functions properly at high speeds, requiring some kind of booster, generally a rocket motor, to accelerate it to operating velocity.

The hypersonic cruise vehicle was launched using a proven solid rocket motor, which took it to an altitude of 30 kilometres, where the aerodynamic heat shields were separated.

The hypersonic combustion sustained, and the cruise vehicle continued on its desired flight path at a velocity of six times the speed of sound, which is nearly two kilometres per second, for more than 20 seconds.

The critical events, like fuel injection and auto-ignition of the scramjet, demonstrated technological maturity.

HSTDV will pave the way toward a practical weapon in the next five years. Alongside the HSTDV, India is also continuing to work with Russia on the scramjet-powered Brahmos-2 hypersonic cruise missile, with a preliminary agreement signed back in 2012 and involving both the DRDO and Russia’s NPO Mashinostroyenia.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Maharashtra: Std 10th exam cancelled, ‘strict lockdown’ likely

Kerala records highest single-day spike of 19,577 covid cases

Haleyangadi: Two kids injured in lightning strikes

Cabinet approves Bangalore Metro Rail Project phases 2A, 2B

All-party meet: Discussions underway, decision on lockdown anytime soon

India to host first ever WBC India Championship on May 1

UGC-NET postponed in view of COVID-19 situation: Union education minister

Related Articles More

COVID-19 vaccination for everyone above 18: Know how to register via Aarogya Setu and CoWin apps

Can you test positive for Covid-19 after receiving Vaccine?

Fact Check: Does inhaling camphor increase blood oxygen level, relieve respiratory distress?

New book tells story of India through its languages

Story of Myntra, the biggest fashion e-commerce platform in India


A model police station with all Covid-19 precautions set up in Mangaluru

Udayavani 20-April-2021 News Bulletin

Beer truck overturns, people fight like cats and dogs

Chikkamagaluru: Medical shop fraudulently sold 9-yo glucose packets

news bulletin 19- 4 -2021

Latest Additions

Inculcate Lord Ram’s ideals in lives, work towards building a glorious India: Kovind to people

Maharashtra: Std 10th exam cancelled, ‘strict lockdown’ likely

Kerala records highest single-day spike of 19,577 covid cases

Haleyangadi: Two kids injured in lightning strikes

Was Centre behind two suppliers refusing to meet Maha’s Remdesivir demand: Maha Cong

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.