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ISRO to Launch Mini Space Shuttle Today to Test Reusable Rocket Technology

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As NASA has shelved its space shuttles in varsities and museums in lieu of bigger and deep-space shuttles under design, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to test its re-usable launch vehicle (mini space shuttle) on Monday, kicking off a 10-year reusable technology development program. The mini space shuttle is a reusable launch vehicle demonstrator (RLV-TD) of ISRO ...

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ISRO postpones Demo Re-Usable Launch Vehicle Lift-off

Originally scheduled to be launched today, the prestigious Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) being developed by Thumba-based Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) was delayed to April 2016 due to technical snags, said the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). RLV(TD) is miniscule prototype of India’s space shuttle that can return to earth after lofting off satellites in their orbit. More than ...

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India to test-launch re-entry capable heaviest rocket ever, to help design future space shuttle

ISRO is reckoning another milestone by launching its biggest rocket in history, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mark III), between December 15 and 20 that will test its capability to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere and usher in a new phase in the space agency’s future manned Moon mission in a possible space shuttle. GSLV Mk III is designed to ...

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