On 28th August ISRO conducted the tests of its scramjet engine successfully from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, AP.
Key Points of Scramjet engine:
- In this tests Hydrogen is used as fuel and Oxygen is used as Oxidiser which was obtained from the environment. This test was carried out Hypersonic Speed make-6.
- Advanced Technology Vehicle was used during the test which completed the test with a load of 3277 kg.
- This test is significant as it will reduce the weight if scramjet engine due to which such engines can achieve the hypersonic speed at reduced cost.
- India became the fourth country to test the scramjet engine after- Russia, USA, and the European Union.