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India to test space capsule early next year.

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posted on Dec, 31 2006 @ 03:03 AM
This capsule will be used to test the re-entry system after a 15-30 day orbit in preparation for an unmanned moon shot in 2010.

India should try to co-ordinate efforts with NASA so that unnecessary duplication doesn't occur.


posted on Dec, 31 2006 @ 05:46 AM
I found this article confusing. It sounds like they're talking about several different things at once.

The ISRO is planning on sending a probe to the Moon called Chandrayaan by 2008 roughly.

The ISRO also has a long term project going on which is the development of a reusable launch vehicle (RLV) based on scramjet technology and would only be used to launch small satellites into Earth orbit, but for the fraction of the cost compared to current launches. A scaled tech demonstrator is scheduled to fly around 2008 as well.

I do not believe that the ISRO is planning to make a space capsule like the Apollo, Soyuz or Orion or anything along those lines. I'm not even sure if there RLV is even meant to be manned either. The details are extremely minimal at present.

posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 06:51 AM

Here it is,they launched it.Its kinda a surprising that they did it so fast.Kudas to them

posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 07:05 AM
India successfully launched PSLV-C7 this morning. This will boost their moral for mission for moon. India is planning for manned mission to moon, however it will take another 10 years before they launch manned mission.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman Madhavan Nair said Wednesday's PSLV-C7 (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) launch had "captured back the country's confidence in our space mission".

PSLV-C7 Space Launch

posted on Jan, 22 2007 @ 07:39 AM
It works.

spac e capsule
here is the capsule pick

Good job,looks like we are gonna have space race redux

the next space race
China vs India

[edit on 22-1-2007 by manchurian_candidate]

[edit on 22-1-2007 by manchurian_candidate]

posted on Jan, 22 2007 @ 08:03 AM
Interesting - it looks like the ISRO is going with a pretty time-tested design for the capsule. It bears a passing resemblance to the T-Space CXV concept, which was based on the recovery capsule for the U.S.'s KH-1 "Corona" series of spy satellites.

It will be interesting to see if this is the sort of design that India proceedes with when building a manned spacecraft, should they choose to pursue such a project.

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