India space shuttle launch is cheaper than X37
huanqiuwang· 2016-05-23 22:39:16
data figure: India RLV-TD plan imagination < [global network reporter reports Cheng Junqiu] Taiwan" Central News Agency, "May 23 reported, India too space research organization (ISRO) 23 in South India Andhra province Wellesley Harry Ko tower Island smooth launch reusable homemade unmanned driving the space shuttle, which is India's first aircraft homemade launch of the space shuttle.
it is reported that the space shuttle is 6 times smaller than the final version, which is mainly used for the verification of the reuse and recycling technology. < the ship about 7 meters long, about SUV (SUV) size, have smooth delta wing reduces board space shuttle, similar in shape to the X-37 test machine, to flying 70 kilometers into the atmosphere, then returned to the surface falls to the sea. < p > from the "Asian International News Network" (Asian News International) the official account on Facebook posted videos can be seen, small space shuttle in the morning in Sri Hari Ke tower island from the Sriharikota space launch center, by rocket powered launch smoothly, and become a little sparkles of light disappeared in the sky.
India government to promote the RLV-TD plan has been 5 years, invested 950 million rupees. "India times" (Times Hindustan) previously noted that the cost of the space shuttle than the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the space shuttle is 10 times cheaper.
ISRO engineers hope the shuttle can be reused for 10 times, effectively reduce the satellite into orbit of the cost, if successful, is expected to launch satellite load objects cost down to $2000 per kilogram. < p > in krala of South India (Kerala), the provincial capital of Xilu Mr Varin Tabulang (Thiruvananthapuram) Salabei Space Center (VikramSarabhai Space Centre Director mat million (k Sivan) said, the shuttle's only towards the first step in the final plan, the final version is expected to still 10 to 15 years will be ready.