Monday, May 16, 2016

ISRO Prepares to Test a Winged Space Shuttle

ISRO is getting ready to test RLV-TD, its own prototype testbed for a reusable winged launch vehicle, which will happen in the coming week:

As we know, reusability is considered a key means of achieving cost-savings, since ISRO currently throws away each and every rocket it launches. The upcoming RLV-TD test is meant to pave the way for a larger winged launch vehicle, which may take 10 years to develop.

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