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ISRO successfully test-fires scramjet engine

  1. News: The Advanced Technology Vehicle (ATV) was successfully flight-tested from the launch pad of the Sathish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota
  2. ATV: A sounding rocket (research rocket) with a solid booster carrying advanced scramjet engines
  3. Aim: Realisation of an Air Breathing Propulsion System which uses hydrogen as fuel and oxygen from the atmosphere air as the oxidiser
  4. With this, India became the fourth country to demonstrate the flight testing of a scramjet engines
  5. This mission is a milestone for ISRO’s future space transportation system
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