May 24, 2016

ISRO Tests Reusable Space Shuttle

Published on May 22, 2016 by India Today  @ youtube India Today
In a significant step towards developing a full fledged reusable launch vehicle, Indian Space Research Organisation tested a sleek winged prototype through a short test flight. The first such flight which is a technology demonstrator has been launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikotta. The idea to develop a vehicle with delta wings and an angled tail fin is to fly into space and land on earth like an aircraft. This will help cut cost satellite launches by 10 times and an advanced version of the vehicle could also be used for manned missions as well.


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