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Monday, August 1, 2011

Desi Satellite Launching Shuttle

A desi version of 'Space Shuttle' like reusable rocket is being developed by ISRO.

Unlike US and Russian reusable vehicles the Indian avatar will be ' satellite launching only ' and will not be used for Human Transportation simplifying thus the composition because life supporting systems, which are the most costly component, are not there.

The Indian space shuttle will be initially launched vertically like a rocket. While return to Earth will be by dropping itself into the sea first few flights, but later it will make a landing like an aircraft.

Reusable vehicles reduce the launch cost substantially.

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